Autumn Leaf Orange Marmalade Savorie
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Orange Marmalade Sandwich Spread - Fig
1 cup cream cheese, room temperature or softened
Food coloring, if desired
1/4 cup orange marmalade preserve or fig preserves
* Use only best-quality bread (never serve end slices). Freezing the bread before cutting and then
spreading makes for easier handling.
** Bread slices should be lightly buttered no matter
what the filling. Unsalted butter should always be used. Butter should be at
room temperature before spreading. Sandwiches will not become limp and soggy
as readily if you spread the butter to the edge of the bread.
In a medium-size bowl, blend together
the cream cheese with food coloring (1 drop at a time) of your choice.
Blend in the orange marmalade or fig preserves.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
When ready to assemble sandwiches,
using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut out the desired pattern for
your sandwich. Lightly spread the top of each piece of bread with
butter. Spread a generous portion of the filling on top of each bread
Serve on a large platter or individual serving plates.
Making Sandwiches Ahead of Time:
If you need to make tea sandwiches in advance and need to keep them from
drying out, cover them loosely with a sheet of wax paper and then place a
damp kitchen towel over the wax paper (never place a damp towel directly on
top of the bread because the sandwiches will become soggy). Refrigerate.
When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator. Uncover sandwiches just
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