Spicy Pecan–Pimiento Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Spicy Pecan–Pimiento Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Diced pimientos, spicy pecans, and delectable cheeses give delicious flavor to these Spicy Pecan–Pimiento Cheese Tea Sandwiches. 

Spicy Pecan–Pimiento Cheese Tea Sandwiches
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup diced pimientos
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped Spicy Pecans (recipe follows)
  • 8 slices thin wheat bread, crusts removed
  • Garnish: 12 Spicy Pecan halves and fresh parsley
  1. In a large bowl, beat together cheeses, mayonnaise, pimientos, and pepper with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 3 days.
  2. Just before serving, stir in Spicy Pecans. Spread a thick layer of pimiento cheese onto 4 bread slices, reserving some pimiento cheese for garnish, if desired. Cover each with a remaining bread slice.
  3. Using a serrated bread knife, cut each sandwich into 3 equal rectangles.
  4. Garnish tea sandwiches with a dollop of pimiento cheese, a Spicy Pecan half, and parsley.

Spicy Pecans
Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  1. Preheat oven to 200°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together butter, hot sauce, chili powder, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Add pecan halves, tossing gently to coat.
  3. Arrange pecans in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


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