Sunday, December 12, 2010


Crabbies are a great appetizer for holiday parties, as busy cooks can make them ahead, keep them on hand in the freezer, and broil them to scrumptious perfection at a moment's notice. This version of these classic little jewels is a longtime family favorite.

1 stick butter (½ cup)                                           ½ tsp. garlic powder
1 jar Kraft Old English Cheese Spread             1 6-oz. can crabmeat
2 tsps. mayonnaise                                                 6 English muffins
½ tsp. seasoned salt or Old Bay Seasoning

Let butter and cheese spread soften to room temperature. Mix other ingredients and add to butter and cheese. Split muffins and spread with mixture. Cut each half into eighths and freeze. Take desired amount from freezer and broil until crisp, about 5 minutes. Makes 96.


  1. These look great, Pat! Had my first holiday party yesterday including a crab dip. I'm getting warmed up now!

  2. These sound scrumptious, Pat. What size can crabmeat?

  3. 6-oz., Dawn. Guess I should fix that. We had some yesterday when friends came over to visit. They disappeared! (The Crabbies, not the friends :-)

  4. Miriam, crabmeat does seem to lend itself to appetizers. I love crab cakes and dips. Perhaps Dawn, our Maryland cook, can add a few crab delights for us.

  5. That looks phenominal. Now I'm hungry. Thanks. ;-)

  6. Victoria, I've been making these for years. A holiday must in my house. Easy and scrumptious.