Black Forest Ham and Gruyère Tea Sandwiches

March 12, 2017

Alice’s Tea Cup is a whimsical eatery in New York City. The décor and atmosphere are inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It’s a lovely place to spend time with a friend, catching up, and enjoying a delicious meal. This is one of my favorite tea sandwiches, simple as it is, and comes from the Alice’s Tea Cup cookbook.

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Black Forest Ham and Gruyère Tea Sandwiches

  • Author: Alice’s Tea Cup
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 28 1x


These delightful tea sandwiches are modified slightly from the Alice’s Tea Cup cookbook.



For the mustard spread

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

4 tablespoons Dijon mustard

For the sandwiches

14 slices whole grain bread

14 slices Black Forest Ham

14 slices Gruyère cheese

Fresh baby arugula


For the mustard spread, combine the mayonnaise and mustard until thoroughly blended.

For the sandwiches, spread a thin layer of the mustard spread on one side of each slice of bread. Place a layer of ham, then cheese, and then ham on 7 slices of bread. Place several leaves of arugula on the ham. Top with remaining 7 slices of bread, spread side down.

Place the sandwiches on a sheet pan, covering with a barely damp paper towel. Seal the sheet pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the sandwiches are cold and firm.

To serve, cut off crusts from each sandwich then cut into quarters – triangles, squares, or soldiers. Serve chilled.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Sandwiches, Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tea sandwich (1 quarter of a full sandwich)
  • Calories: 67.90
  • Sugar: 0.74 g.
  • Sodium: 212.91 mg.
  • Fat: 2.60 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 0.60 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 7.51 g.
  • Fiber: 1.05 g.
  • Protein: 3.68 g.
  • Cholesterol: 3.50 g.

Keywords: black forest ham, gruyere, Alice’s Tea Cup

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