Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches

Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches

These pretty Ham, Pineapple, and Cucumber Sandwiches, garnished with thin slices of cucumber and edible radish flowers, will add a touch of elegance to your tea table.

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
¼ cup chopped cucumber
⅓ cup chopped pineapple
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 slices white sandwich bread
8 very thin slices smoked ham
cucumber slices


[1] In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and cream. Beat at high speed with a mixer until smooth. Add cucumber, pineapple, chives, and pepper, beating until incorporated. Set aside.

[2] Using a 2-inch square cutter, cut 16 shapes from bread slices, discarding scraps. Cover with damp paper towels to prevent drying out, or store in a resealable plastic bag.

[3] Spread cream-cheese mixture* onto 2 bread squares. Fold a slice of ham in half, and place on top of cream cheese side of 1 square, gathering and folding ham to ruffle it and trimming ham to fit, if necessary. Top with other bread square, cream-heese side down. Repeat with remaining ham and bread squares.

[4] Garnish with cucumber slices.


* Cream-cheese mixture can be made a day in advance and refrigerated in a covered container. Let come to room temperature before using. Bread squares can be cut a day in advance and stored in a resealable plastic bag. Sandwiches can be assembled earlier in the day, covered with damp paper towels, and refrigerated in an airtight container. Garnish just before serving.