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Warm Crab Dip

 Warm Crab Dip
Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay is known for crabs, and they’re a big favorite of ours. When fresh crabmeat is available, we’ll use it in this dip, but canned works just as well. This appetizer is nice for any holiday or gathering.
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sherry, optional
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • Assorted crackers or baked pita chips


  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon
  • juice, Worcestershire sauce and sherry if desired over low heat,
  • stirring often. Stir in crab and onion; heat through. Serve warm
  • with crackers. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 197 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.