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Tree and Star Crab Sandwiches

 Tree and Star Crab Sandwiches
To cool off during summer—or any season at all—try the finger food that starts with a flavorful crab filling from Karen Gardiner. "I regularly serve the spread at Christmas get-togethers," she relates from Eutaw, Alabama. "It's a hit every time." For sandwiches, the CT kitchen staff added her mix to bread shaped with cookie cutters.
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons prepared French salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 48 bread slices
  • Fresh dill sprigs

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Using
  • 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut stars and Christmas trees out of bread
  • (two stars or trees from each slice).
  • Spread half of the cutouts with crab mixture; top with remaining
  • cutouts. Garnish with dill. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 209 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.