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Turkey Tea Sandwiches

Turkey Tea Sandwiches

Flavored with fresh pineapple, cranberry relish, red onion, and turkey, these tasty Turkey Tea Sandwiches are delightful for afternoon tea. Turkey Tea Sandwiches pictured with Roasted Acorn Squash Crostini

Turkey Tea Sandwiches
Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound turkey tenderloins
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • ¾ cup prepared New England cranberry relish
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, frozen
  • ¼ cup watercress
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place turkey, onion, and pineapple on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Bake until a food thermometer inserted in thickest portion of turkey registers 165°, approximately 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  4. Transfer turkey to an airtight container, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Place onion, pineapple, relish, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Using a hand blender, blend mixture until smooth. Transfer relish mixture to an airtight container, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Using 2 forks, shred turkey into large pieces.
  7. Spread a layer of relish mixture onto bread slices. On 4 bread slices, layer watercress and turkey. Cover with remaining bread slices, relish side down.
  8. Using a serrated bread knife in a gentle sawing motion, trim and discard crusts from bread. Cut each sandwich into 4 (3×1-inch) rectangles. Cover with a damp paper towel, place in an airtight container, and refrigerate until serving time.

 

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