Crab Crescents Recipe
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Crab Crescents Recipe

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This recipe is so good, no one will guess how quickly you put it together. These little bites are delicious and decadent! —Stephanie Howard, Oakland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup fresh crabmeat

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 74 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. Unroll crescent dough; separate into eight triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise, forming two triangles. Spread 1/2 teaspoon pesto over each triangle; place 1 rounded teaspoonful of crab along the wide end of each triangle.
  2. Roll up triangles from the wide ends and place point side down 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Crab Crescents in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Made this for New Year's Eve. Used tiny shrimp instead of crab, and the results were outstanding."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"It didn't specify which pesto to use, I used a tomato based one but it may have been better with the basil? The tomato gave it a pizza sauce taste which isn't really what you want with crab. Great appetizer idea and worth experimenting with :)"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"So easy & so delicious! My husband served this at my 30th birthday party.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Instead of the pesto, I substituted cream cheese, green onions, and a dash of hot sauce. Yummo"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"the whole family loved it"

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