Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream Cheese

Cucumber Sandwiches are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you’ll make again and again! All the components can be made ahead of time and assembled in minutes.

Have you ever eaten so many appetizers that dinner became a moot point?

When I lived in Wisconsin, this happened frequently at parties with my friends. We eventually shoved the “main course” off the menu permanently and dined on an assortment of appetizers at our gatherings.

Cucumber Sandwiches are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you'll make again and again! All the components can be made ahead of time and assembled in minutes.

So many great bites came out of those parties, such as this dip, these mushrooms, and this tortellini. Today I’m sharing a recipe I have adapted from my friend Bobbi. Bobbi always brought the most amazing Cucumber Sandwiches, and we always rejoiced.

I have updated Bobbi’s original recipe a bit to keep it within the spirit of my blog. The crescent rolls have been swapped for puff pastry, and the Italian seasoning packet has been swapped for dill weed and fresh lemon juice. These Cucumber Sandwiches are just as addictive as ever, though. I could barely hold back long enough to take pictures!

Cucumber Sandwiches are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you'll make again and again! All components can be prepared ahead of time and assembled in minutes.

This recipe is very similar to my Vegetable Pizza recipe. The obvious advantage here is you only have one vegetable to cut up rather than several. And, if you go with the Hot House cucumbers as recommended, you won’t even have to peel anything.

Make It Ahead

The puff pastry can be baked the night before, cooled, and covered with plastic wrap. The cream cheese spread is actually better if it sits overnight and the flavors have more time to blend. And, the cucumbers can easily be sliced in advanced. In just minutes, you can have this appetizer assembled and ready to go which means less stress before a party!

Cucumber Sandwiches are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you'll make again and again! All the components can be made ahead of time and assembled in minutes.

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Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream Cheese

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 60 min

Cucumber Sandwiches are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you'll make again and again! All the components can be made ahead of time and assembled in minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed (see notes)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Hot House (seedless) cucumber, thinly sliced (see notes)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  2. The puff pastry should still be cold after thawing according to package directions. Unfold each pastry on a baking sheet, removing the silicone paper. If any cracks form, press them together with moistened fingertips.
  3. Bake the puff pastry for 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Chill at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  5. To assemble, divide the cream cheese mixture between the 2 puff pastry sheets and spread carefully. Arrange the cucumber slices in a grid pattern on each puff pastry (approximately 25 cucumber slices in a 5x5 pattern). Sprinkle with additional dried dill and chill until serving time. Cut the sandwiches into squares using the cucumbers as a guide.
  1. 2 packages crescent rolls may be substituted for the puff pastry. Roll them out in a single layer on a baking sheet, pressing the seams together to seal. Bake according to package directions. I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 to 3 regular cucumbers, peeled, may be substituted for the Hot House cucumbers.

11 comments

  1. Love that puff pastry swap here, I’ve always felt the humble yet delicate cucumber sandwich needed a little more crunch appeal!

  2. The cucumber finger sandwich, a staple at a British afternoon tea. Usually in bread with the crusts cut off, but I would absolutely serve these instead. What a great spin on a British classic and I love dill with cucumber. Delish!

    • Thank you my dear! You’ll have to make me a tray (or several trays actually) of proper cucumber sandwiches sometime. And I’ll make my version for you. And we’ll drink tea (or wine actually) while we devour them and we’ll call this research.

  3. oh my gawd, Meggan! I love that you used puff pastry here!!! what a brilliant idea!!! LOVE this!!

  4. One of my favorite tea sandwiches! Love that you used puff pastry in this dish.

  5. Well, of course as I am English (the home of cucumber sandwiches!) I am very impressed with this idea! Keen to try this, Meggan! :-)

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