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Peaches and Cream Tartines

Peaches and Cream Tartines from "Southern from Scratch"

Serves: 6

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1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 pieces of toast
2 ripe peaches, sliced
1 cucumber, seeded and sliced into crescents
4 ounces cooked country ham, sliced into bite-size strips
Handful of fresh mint leaves
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)


Combine the cream cheese, honey, and vanilla in a bowl.

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on the toast. Top with the peaches, cucumber, ham, mint leaves, and several grinds of black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Photo: Johnny Autry

About the recipe

This open-faced sandwich is loaded with fresh ingredients. A wee bit of salty country ham acts as a counterbalance to the sweetness of the honeyed cream cheese and peaches. A perfect summertime snack.

From "Southern from Scratch: Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes" by Ashley English, © 2018 by Ashley English. Photographs by Johnny Autry, © 2018 by Johnny Autry. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.