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Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches

A tea party, Mother’s Day brunch, baby shower, bridal shower, or any other kind of get-together would not be complete without these Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches as an appetizer option. Snacks that are easy to prepare and delicious, as well as cool, fresh, and airy.

Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches Recipe

Tea sandwiches made from fresh cucumbers are the ideal tea party treat. Thinly sliced cucumbers, a zesty herb spread, and soft, crustless bread can be presented in a variety of configurations, but they are always little finger foods.

When the English tradition of afternoon tea was first brought to the country in the 1800s, these miniature sandwiches were offered only to the upper classes. In the beginning, they were simply cucumber slices and buttered toast. They were later elevated by the magnificent Southern women of the United States, who smeared them with herbed cream cheese. They are inexpensive, simple to prepare, quick to consume, airy, and delicious, making them a popular choice for today’s parties.

Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches
Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches

Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches Ingredients

Cucumber tea sandwiches can take numerous forms. You’ll need these ingredients for this Pioneer Woman recipe:

  • Bread: Sandwich bread that is both fluffy and of great quality, and is white in color.
  • Cucumber: While any cucumber will suffice, we recommend using English cucumbers because they are “burpless,” contain fewer seeds and water, and don’t need to be peeled before use. You can choose whether or not to peel them (if at all).
  • Cream Cheese: Unflavored cream cheese. Both full-fat and low-fat versions are acceptable.
  • Mayonnaise: The spread is creamier and more flavorful when mayonnaise and cream cheese are combined.
  • Herbs: The herbs we use most frequently are dill and chives. Be sure to use fresh ingredients! It’s impossible to get dried herbs here.
  • Lemon Juice: The cream cheese is tempered by the sourness of the lemon juice. Again, use fresh.
  • Seasonings: Black pepper, kosher salt, and ground garlic powder.

Note: If you’re short on time (or just not feeling particularly motivated) to create the spread from scratch, you can always pick up a little tub of herbed cream cheese from the grocery and let it come to room temperature before using.

Optional Additions. With such a delicate sandwich, more would be too much, but you could always add some finely sliced red onion. Cucumbers can be replaced with radishes.

How to Cut Cucumber Tea Sandwiches?

There are a few different ways you can slice your Cucumber Tea Sandwiches. First, be sure to remove the crusts before buttering with the spread.

  • Squares: Cut each sandwich in half lengthwise, then across.
  • Triangles: Cut the sandwich diagonally in half, then each diagonal in half.
  • Circles: Cut out circles with a biscuit cutter.
  • Decorative Shapes: Using cookie cutters, make creative shapes.

Note: You should probably buy some more bread if you plan on cutting out circles or shapes, as there will inevitably be some leftovers.

Tip: The sandwiches are easier to cut with a sharp Chef’s knife. If you want clean cuts on each sandwich, wipe the knife between slices. (A serrated knife will rip the bread, while a dull knife will require too much strain to cut, resulting in the filling oozing out)

Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches
Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches

How To Make Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches?

  • Use a mandolin or sharp knife to peel the cucumber in alternating lines, then slice it into 1/8-inch thin rounds. Rub the slices with coarse salt and lay them out on paper towels. Wait 15 to 30 minutes to regain dryness. Use fresh paper towels to pat yourself dry.
  • For now, prepare the appetizers. Using a handheld mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, chives, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Herbed cream cheese can be spread on one side of each bread slice.
  • Place cucumber slices on top of half of the bread slices. Use freshly ground black pepper as a seasoning. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of the remaining bread slices and place on top. (You now have eight completed sandwiches.)
  • To cut each sandwich in half, pierce it all the way to the bottom with a sharp chef’s knife. A total of 32 tea sandwiches.
  • Have fun eating it straight now!

What Goes With Cucumber Sandwiches?

Cucumber sandwiches are light, crisp, and refreshing. They complement a wide variety of dishes. Here are a few recommendations for additional party recipes:

How To Keep A Cucumber Sandwich From Getting Soggy?

There are a few ways to help prevent your cucumber sandwiches from getting soggy:

  • Use English or Persian cucumbers: Less water is required to grow these kinds than conventional waxy cucumbers since the seeds are fewer and smaller.
  • Salt the cucumbers and let them rest: Salt the cucumber slices and set them aside for 30 minutes. Then, wipe it down with water. It’s not necessary to do this, but it will assist get rid of some of the moisture.
  • Create a barrier: The cream cheese acts as a separator between the bread and the cucumbers when spread on both slices.
Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches
Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches

Can I Make Cucumber Sandwiches Ahead?

These sandwiches taste best when eaten soon after they’ve been made, or at most within a couple of hours. Don’t get ahead of yourself and make them. Sandwiches made with cucumbers left out for too long can become mushy due to the moisture they will emit.

On the other hand, the cream cheese spread can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator, provided it is kept in an airtight container (then soften it before spreading on the bread.) As an additional prep step, you can remove the bread’s crusts a day in advance. Before putting everything together, peel and cut the cucumbers.

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Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 202
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 21mg
  • Sodium 313mg
  • Potassium 98mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g
  • Sugars 3.1g
  • Protein 4.7g
  • Vitamin A 5%
  • Vitamin C 1%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 8%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 20 minutesServings:32 servingsCalories:202 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

A tea party, Mother’s Day brunch, baby shower, bridal shower, or any other kind of get-together would not be complete without these Pioneer Woman Cucumber Sandwiches as an appetizer option. Snacks that are easy to prepare and delicious, as well as cool, fresh, and airy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use a mandolin or sharp knife to peel the cucumber in alternating lines, then slice it into 1/8-inch thin rounds. Rub the slices with coarse salt and lay them out on paper towels.
  2. Wait 15 to 30 minutes to regain dryness. Use fresh paper towels to pat yourself dry.
    For now, prepare the appetizers. Using a handheld mixer, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, chives, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Herbed cream cheese can be spread on one side of each bread slice.
  4. Place cucumber slices on top of half of the bread slices. Use freshly ground black pepper as a seasoning. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of the remaining bread slices and place on top. (You now have eight completed sandwiches.)
  5. To cut each sandwich in half, pierce it all the way to the bottom with a sharp chef’s knife. A total of 32 tea sandwiches.
  6. Have fun eating it straight now!
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 32


Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4.7g24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 21mg8%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 98mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 4.7g10%

Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.