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My family has fond memories of traveling to my parents' house for Christmas dinner. After a 12-hour drive, we'd be welcomed in the door with this special seafood spread. —Barbara Biddle, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Paprika
  • Assorted crackers or vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 146 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. To serve chilled, cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with paprika.
  2. To serve warm, spoon into a greased 3-cup baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers or vegetables. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Crab Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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mickeycat 239941
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Made this as written. We have eaten it cold as well as hot. Everyone likes this and changes are not needed! Thanks for a great recipe!"

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rldubya 66035
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Delicious. Went over big at work pitch in"

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doctorkb 64451
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Used artificial crab. Much easier than picking through canned crab to get rid of cartilage, and no loss of taste/texture.

One star lost for this and lack of precise warming time.
Found flavour to be near perfect... Would maybe add a little Worcestershire sauce next time, but not much!"

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flashky 71556
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I SEE SOMEONE ADDED HORSE RADISH, YUM. THAT MAY DO THE TRICK. I THINK I'M NOT GOING TO WASTE IT BUT PUT IT IN SOME SOUP LIKE CLAM CHOWDER."

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flashky 133308
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I'M SORRY. I DID NOT FIND THIS RECIPE TO HAVE MUCH FLAVOR AT ALL, UNTIL I ADDED SPICES, LIKE OLD BAY SEASONING AND CAYENNE PEPPER. I REALIZE THAT CRAB DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF FLAVOR BUT I COULDN'T TASTE SEAFOOD AT ALL, AND AFTER SPENDING 2.99 ON A TUNA SIZED CAN WASN'T WORTH IT, AGAIN, SORRY."

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mzwirlein 148382
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Made this for Christmas and didn't last very

long."

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Steve45 70797
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"My wife made this recipe for the family on Christmas Eve, and it was hard for me to consider any other food. This dish is A. MA. ZING. Definitely going to become a regularly-made dish. :-)"

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crzyraysfan 66034
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"Quick to make and delicious. My guests couldn't get enough. Definitely a keeper!"

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fredaevans 154547
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Simply put .... there will be NO left-overs."

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coffeeandcream 150170
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"i have used the fake crab and its still wonderful. glass of wine and the crab spread is a great dinner"

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