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Festive Crab Cakes

Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York stirs up excitement at parties with these picture-perfect tarts filled with a pleasant combination of cream cheese, crabmeat and cranberry sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    15 appetizers


  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 package (1.9 ounces) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 1/3 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, crab and onions until blended. Place the tart shells on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Fill each shell with 1 tablespoon crab mixture. Top each with 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 52 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Victoria
    Dec 30, 2019

    I've been making these for years. They are a hit every time.

  • dac110862
    Feb 13, 2013

    Took this to a Mardi Gras party. Made a double batch and all gone.

  • katlaydee3
    Jan 18, 2010

    No comment left

  • XOBasia
    Dec 21, 2009

    Looks beautiful and tasty, too. Great holiday recipe.