What Is a Good Crab Meat Appetizer?

What Is a Good Crab Meat Appetizer?

Kraft's Hot Crab Meat Recipe and Ocean Spray's Cranberry, Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Appetizers are good hors d'oeuvres. Both recipes are well-rated on their respective company websites.

Begin the Hot Crab Appetizer by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together an 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese, a 7 1/2-ounce can of drained and flaked crab meat, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onions, 2 tablespoons of milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of prepared horseradish. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a dash of pepper.

Spread the crab mixture onto a pie plate. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds. Bake for about 15 minutes. Serve the spread with crackers.

For Cranberry, Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Appetizers, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Thaw 15 individual mini-phyllo shells. Whisk 1/2 cup of whole berry cranberry sauce until it is smooth. In another bowl, combine 1/3 cup of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of minced crab meat and 2 tablespoons of sliced green onion. Use both the white and green parts of the onion.

Divide the cream cheese and crab filling among the phyllo shells. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry sauce. Bake until the shells are thoroughly heated, which takes about 10 minutes.