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Party Crab Dip

 Party Crab Dip
Nothing shaves time from party preparations like a no-fuss appetizer. Kimberly McGuire's rich and flavorful seafood spread is the perfect example. The Dunlap, Illinois reader suggests serving it with crackers or toasted bread rounds.
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seafood seasoning or paprika, optional
  • Crackers and/or raw vegetables


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cornstarch and the wine
  • or broth until smooth. Add cream cheese. Cover and microwave on high
  • for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45-75 seconds longer or until smooth
  • and slightly thickened.
  • Stir in the crab, cream, parsley and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and
  • microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Add cheddar cheese; heat
  • 45-60 seconds longer. Stir until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with
  • seafood seasoning if desired. Serve with crackers and vegetables.
  • Yield: about 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons dip (calculated without crackers or vegetables) equals 71 calories,

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Party Crab Dip (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.