Valentine's Tea Party Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
These delightful cherry almond heart-shaped tea sandwiches are perfect for a tea party with the little ones!
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp almond extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 C frozen cherries thawed, drained, and chopped (you will end up with ⅓ C chopped cherries)
  • 3 Tbsp sliced raw almonds
  • 20 slices of healthy, soft bread
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
Instructions
  1. A couple of hours before making your tea sandwiches, you'll want to take your cherries out of the freezer to thaw out. If you are a poor planner (like me), you can always defrost them in the microwave. Once thawed, drain the juice off of the cherries, chop, and set aside. You'll start out with 1 C of frozen cherries and end up with ⅓ C of thawed out and chopped cherries.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together your cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, almond extract, and salt.
  3. Stir your chopped cherries and sliced almonds into the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Now is a good time to include little ones with making sandwiches for their tea party. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out 20 heart shaped pieces of bread. I got my heart shaped cookie cutter from Amazon.
  5. To make the sandwiches, spread your cherry almond creamed cheese on one slice of heart-shaped bread, and then top it with another piece of heart shaped bread. If your kids are helping, be sure to provide them with a dull knife.
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/meal-types/sandwiches/valentines-tea-party-sandwiches