These adorable ham and pimento cheese tea sandwiches would be perfect for a Southern tea party or afternoon tea! And they're topped with the cutest pickled okra garnishes!

Ham and Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwiches with Pickled Okra Garnish

Course: Afternoon tea, Appetizer
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 tea sandwiches
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Caroline Lindsey
If you're looking for recipes for a Southern tea party, you can't get more Southern than these adorable ham and pimento cheese tea sandwiches topped with pickled okra garnishes!
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  • 12 slices white bread
  • 12 slices Black Forest ham
  • 1 recipe pimento cheese or 1 1/2 cups
  • 6 pickled okra pods
  • pimentos get some extras for garnishes, or just set some aside before you make your pimento cheese.


  • Freeze bread for 30 minutes before making sandwiches for easier assembly and cutting.
  • Soften pimento cheese to room temperature before attempting to spread. You can set it out at the same time you put your bread in the freezer.
  • Line up 6 slices of bread. Top each one with two slices of ham, and then spread with 1/4 cup pimento cheese. Top each sandwich with another piece of bread.
  • Refrigerate for an hour until chilled (this helps the pimento cheese firm up again so it doesn't all squish out when you cut it). Trim off crusts, and cut each large sandwich into four fingers with a serrated knife.
  • Slice each okra pod into 4 rounds (give or take, depending on the length of the pod). Discard (or eat) the skinny end of the pods.
  • Top each finger sandwich with slice of pickled okra and two pimentos to make a flower.


Calories: 111kcal