Turkey Tea Sandwiches

"I first had this delicious recipe at a Bunko game. I have made it several times since and everyone just raves over it! There are never any left over!"
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Ready In:
32 sandwiches


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 12 cup minced scallion (white and green parts)
  • 1 loaf raisin nut bread
  • 8 slices fresh turkey or 8 slices smoked turkey breast (thin slices)
  • fresh basil leaf


  • Mix the cream cheese and scallions together ahead of time so the flavors can blend.
  • Lay out 8 slices of bread and spread them all with a thin layer of scallion cream cheese.
  • Place a single layer of turkey on half the slices, cutting the edges to fit the bread.
  • Place the basil leaves randomly on top of the turkey.
  • Top with the other 4 slices of bread, cream cheese side down.
  • Wrap and refrigerate until the cream cheese is cold and firm.
  • Cut the sandwiches into whatever shapes desired.
  • Serve chilled.

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  1. I made these for Easter brunch, along with a lot of different tea sandwiches and this was the surprise favorite!
  2. Great flavor combination! I used green onions and basil from the garden and took these to a birthday brunch. Received a lot of compliments on the combined flavors. I will make them again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
  3. These "small" sandwiches are simply awesome! The fresh basil is the key. Have made these several times when entertaining a few house guests and they are always a hit.
  4. I made these for senior canasta night, and they were barely touched. I heard one person say they were too onion-y. The flavors with the raisins, green onions, basil and turkey together did taste odd to me, too. Sorry. I really wanted to like these.
  5. From "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" Excellent flavor and super easy to prepare!


I grew up in a small town in southwest Virginia but have now settled down in the mountains of Tennessee. I have also lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska and Washington. Throughout the years, I have met lots of wonderful people and made some great lifelong friends who share my love for cooking. I always enjoy all the new dishes that my friends and family share with me. I love to entertain and have friends and family over and they love to come and eat!! My kitchen is always open with good food and warm conversation! My motto is: The recipe that is not shared with others will soon be forgotten; but when it is shared, it will be enjoyed by future generations.
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