Cherry & Pineapple Tea Sandwiches with Miss Sophie

It's been a great fun time photographing Miss Sophie's recipes each week. Have you ever heard of Cherry & Pineapple tea sandwiches? Cream cheese filling on white bread! OK, not the usual pick for those who are health conscience, but isn't this ol' timey, Southern recipe so charming? And I just couldn't resist these beautifully pink-filled sandwiches to share with you.

Enjoy Miss Sophie's beautiful write up on her personal story and tea sandwich recipes.

I look back often and reflect on how certain situations and certain people have shaped and molded the person I am today. My childhood and teenage years I was surrounded by a loving family of great cooks, and Godly men and women who taught me about life and gave me the building blocks I needed to go out into the world.....click here to read more.

Cherry & Pineapple Tea Sandwiches

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of filling

8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
½ cup crushed pineapple, drained well and patted dry with paper towel
¼ cup maraschino cherries, drained well, patted dry and chopped
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Softened butter

White Bread

In a medium bowl, whip cream cheese, salt and powdered sugar until fluffy. Fold in pineapple & cherries.

Remove crust from bread. Lightly butter one side of bread.  Spread cream cheese spread on buttered side, then top it with the buttered side down.

*Spreading butter on your bread before spreading the filling forms a protective barrier between the filling and the bread and keeps the bread from getting soggy.


  1. Hello Kay,
    You are so very talented! If I could cook like you do, my husband would weigh 500 pounds...and I might not be that far behind them.

    Thank you for the recipes and all the sweet comments that you have sent to me.

    In Him,

  2. oh my gosh, this would be so nice at a shower or womens church tea!

  3. Those are gorgeous, I always look forward to coming over to see what you're creating :)

  4. Apologies - I haven't been browsing around your place for a bit - these little sammiches look delightful! and something with cream cheese and pineapple, just makes a southern boy's heart skip a beat!
    Hope you all are doing fab down there in the good earth!

  5. Great to hear from you Grace, Laurie, Mickey, and Toby! Yes, this is a Southern classic!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing the delightful recipe

  7. These look sweet! It's probably just me but I'm not understanding the second paragraph in the recipe. Could you clarify this for me please. Tnanks.

  8. Those little sandwiches look so delightful, and if they're not super healthy, well . . . who cares! They're small and cute and full of charm. =)

  9. Ok, so white bread isn't the most nutritious. So what? I'd happy enjoy a couple of these. You made them look so beautiful too. Red Dye 40 or not, a maraschino in my mouth is a welcome taste. Beautiful photographs. Truly colorful and well done.

  10. These little cute sandwiches will be great for parties. Kay - your photos are simply amazing!

  11. These sandwiches are fantastic! Perfect for a party or impressing our friends. Lovely blog!

  12. Fantastic recepie! As usual!
    Nice pictures!



  13. What perfectly darling and delicious little tea sandwiches! So perfect for a tea party with the munchkins!

  14. What's the secret to making the bread look so lovely?

    1. Hey there! When cutting sliced bread for tea sandwiches, there are two ways. 1. For round ones like these above, use a biscuit cutter, bread must be soft and room temperature. Freeze in layers with wax or parchment paper in between. 2. For Triangular or rectangular shapes, FREEZE bread slices (very important for clean cut) first then slice. Quickly refreeze until needed. Both can be done two weeks ahead.

      Another tip: sandwiches are easier to assemble when still frozen. By the time you finish assembling, bread is thawed and ready to eat. :)

  15. I'm obsessed with cherries, so I can't wait to make these beauties!

    1. Thanks for your visit, Joi! Great to connect with you.