Saturday, May 21, 2011

Olive Nut Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Olive Nut Cream Cheese Spread on finger sandwiches is a favorite in our area. They are often served at ladies gatherings, bridge parties and of course, afternoon tea. 

I made them today on Oatnut bread, and served at our DAR chapter meeting. 

OK, my question is... do you cut the crusts off the bread before spreading with the filling as above
or...
Do you spread the filling on the sandwich, put the sandwich together then cut the crusts off?

AJ observed the process as I made them late this morning and suggested I cut these sandwiches into four squares
rather than three fingers as did for the recent baby shower I co-hosted.

As you can see, I cut the sandwiches into squares, put them into an air tight container between layers of wax paper.
The ladies enjoyed them this afternoon and asked for the recipe I used.  Here it is:

Olive Nut  Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
12 oz. whipped cream cheese
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

1 cup chopped salad olives (the sliced green olives with pimientos)
1 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp. olive juice

Mix together all ingredients. Generously spread on bread slices with crust removed. Cut each sandwich into four squares or triangles.

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Sounds good. I would put it together, then cut the crust off with an electric knife.

Susan said...

Very dainty olive sandwiches !
The recipe is a keeper !

Rosemary said...

I love the crunch that the pecans provide in this sandwich. Typically, I make the sandwich first, and then remove the crust.

Angela McRae said...

Since I'm often making round shaped sandwiches I guess I tend to cut the crusts off first, but if I were doing squares or fingers I'd probably make the sandwich and then cut off crusts. I make this same recipe but with walnuts, and I think it may very well be my all-time favorite tea sandwich filling. So easy yet so delicious!

parTea lady said...

This sounds like a delicious sandwich spread. I like to spread the filling first and then cut off the crusts. This insures that the filling is generous right to the edges. Eating some of the crusts with excess spread is the cooks treat.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I LOVE this spread! Yummy!! :)

SeaSun31 said...

I really never post comments, but I absolutely have to this time! I have been obsessing over making cream cheese, olive, and nut sandwiches - a childhood treat that my mother used to make. So I have been looking for a recipe that would give me the right proportions. Mom must have guided me to this site. She LOVED tea AND her name was "AJ" :) Thanks so much for the recipe and for stirring up fond memories!

 

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