Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Recipe source: The Book Club Cookbook -- describing a wonderful way to discus Jane Eyre at your book club while nibbling on these wonderful tea sandwiches -- best if used very thin bread (suggestion: Pepperidge Farm thinly sliced bread/a combination of white and wheat would be pretty on a tray). Suggested to make sandwiches ahead of time and then cover them with waxed paper and then refrigerate them to prevent drying out -- but it is still best to prepare sandwiches as close to serving time as possible.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine first 4 ingredients (cream cheese - bell pepper) and stir in the onion, lemon juice and nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hours.
  2. Spread one side of each piece of bread with butter and then top the buttered side of 12 slices of bread with the cream cheese mixture topping with another slice of bread, buttered side down. Cut off crusts with a sharp knife.
  3. Cut sandwiches diagonally into quarters.
Most Helpful

Yum! Perfect for an easy Saturday lunch with soup. Nancy's cream cheese, replaced green bell with red, used Dave's Killer Bread (made in Oregon). Love these simply tea sandwiches! Reviewed for Veg Tag/February. Next time I'll try another nut or seed: hazelnuts, sunflower seeds...?

COOKGIRl February 15, 2012

These were great! So simple, but got rave reviews from the company for which I fixed them. Will definitely make them again - thanks for posting! Made for ZWT6 Britain for The Unrulies Under The Influence.

Mia in Germany June 19, 2010