Ham and Tewkesbury butter sandwiches recipe

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Ham and tewkesbury butter sandwiches which are brown bread sandwiches filled with ham and a spicy butter with mustard and horseradish added to it. For more Woman's Weekly recipes visit the website www.goodtoknow.co.uk/womansweekly

ham and butter sandwich
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time
Total Time10 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories128 Kcal6%
Fat8 g11%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%

Brown bread sandwiches with ham and a firey mustard and horseradish butter in it to give a real bite. Perfect for afternoon tea or picnics (opens in new tab). It's hard to beat a well-made sandwich (opens in new tab) and they are a very cheap way to feed your whole family. You might also like the recipe for our coronation-style chicken sandwiches (opens in new tab) which can be seen in the photo above. For a picnic that pulls out all the stops we recommend packing a selection of sandwiches and cutting them into triangles so that you can mix-and-match!


  • 100g (3½oz) butter, softened
  • 2tbsp coarse-grain mustard
  • 1tbsp hot horseradish
  • 6 slices brown bread
  • 175g (6oz) wafer-thin ham
  • 1 punnet salad cress




  1. Beat together the butter, mustard and horseradish.
  2. Spread over the bread. Fill with ham, add cress, and sandwich together.
  3. Cut off crusts and cut sandwiches into quarters.
Top Tip for making Ham and Tewkesbury butter sandwiches

Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, suggests that you use horseradish sauce if you don’t have hot horseradish but add a little more to get the required depth of flavour.