Turkey Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

Turkey Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches are a delicious addition to a holiday tea party or lunch. With green spinach leaves and red dried cranberries in a cream cheese spread, the festive colors go perfectly with a Christmas theme. Kid friendly and can be adapted for gluten free.

Turkey and Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

Years ago when I started having tea parties for my girls, a friend recommended finding recipes on Tea Time Magazine. I quickly found these sandwiches and saved the recipe for a Christmas tea party. I love the red and green colors! These would also be cute at a Valentine’s tea party.

Turkey and Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

Recipe Details

These sandwiches are super simple and only take minutes to make. A slightly sweetened cream cheese blend is combined with chopped dried cranberries. Then the cream cheese mixture is spread on all of the slices of bread and topped with turkey. Baby spinach is added to half the bread slices and the other half are turned over onto the spinach to make 12 complete sandwiches.

Turkey and Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

To make these tea sandwiches, the crusts are cut off and the square sandwiches are cut into triangles by cutting them in half diagonally.

Turkey and Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

My girls really like these sandwiches. The spinach is easy to pick off by some of the pickier ones who shall remain nameless. Bob really liked these sandwiches too. I’ve mentioned before in this recipe for Caramelized Apples Stuffed Chicken with Fontina and Cherries that he likes meat with fruit, so he enjoyed the combination of the sweet cranberries with the savory turkey.

Holiday Tea Party Menu Ideas

I have a bunch of great Holiday Tea Party ideas in my Tea Party Ideas for Kids post. Here is a breakdown of recipes that are perfectly suited for a Holiday Tea:


DRINKS:
Pink Citrus Punch {Christmas Punch}
Fancy Hot Chocolate (recipe coming soon!)

SCONES:
Classic Cream Scones
Dark Chocolate Chip Scones
Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones
Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Scones (recipe coming soon!)

SAVORIES:
Turkey Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches
Simple Tomato Tart
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Bruschetta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Appetizers
Double Tomato Bruschetta
Whole Foods Copycat Spinach Artichoke Dip in phyllo cups

SWEETS:
Cranberry Christmas Cake
Oreo Truffles
Mini Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes
Santa’s Whiskers Cookies
Mini Mocha Cheesecakes
Triple Chocolate Biscotti
Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Not My Granny’s Sugar Cookies, decorated as Pastel Christmas Cookies
Brown Sugar and Spice Winter Mitten Cookies
Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas Butter Cookies
Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Gluten Free Turkey Tea Sandwiches

Use a gluten free bread instead of regular bread to make these sandwiches gluten free.

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Turkey and Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

Turkey Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches

Meghan
Turkey Cranberry Tea Party Sandwiches are a delicious addition to a holiday tea party or lunch. With green spinach leaves and red dried cranberries in a cream cheese spread, the festive colors go perfectly with a Christmas theme.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 24 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (finely chopped )
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 24 slices sandwich bread (wheat or white)
  • ½ pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, cranberries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt, until well combined. Spread an even amount of cranberry cream on each slice of bread.
  • Distribute the turkey evenly among the 24 slices of bread, then top 12 of the bread slices evenly with the baby spinach. Flip the 12 slices containing only the cream cheese and turkey onto the bread slices with the spinach to make 12 complete sandwiches.
  • Cut off the crusts of each sandwich, and cut each sandwich in half diagonally.

Notes

Source: Adapted from Tea Time Magazine
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Keyword main dish, party, turkey


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