Cheese and crab canapes

    20 min

    This is a quick and easy fix for party appetisers. Breakfast muffins are spread with a cheesy crab topping, cut into bite-sized pieces and grilled to perfection.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 450g fresh crab meat
    • 450g cheese spread
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 30g butter, softened
    • 340g breakfast muffins, split
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat grill.
    2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix together crab, cheese, mayonnaise and butter. Spread a heaped tablespoon of crab mixture onto each muffin half. Sprinkle with paprika. Cut into quarters. Arrange the pieces on a baking tray.
    3. Grill until the crab mixture is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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    I made this for a party I recently had and the crab snacks were a hit. Everyone wanted the recipe and I loved them as much as everyone else did.  -  22 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I found this recipe while looking for something to do with a can of crab meat. I inspired a few changes since I didn't have everything on hand and made it on a smaller scale. I used a small can of white crab meat, mixed it with 1 tablespoon mayo, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup of shredded 'cheddar jack' cheese, a little parmesan cheese and mashed it together into a spread. I put a nice thick layer over a bagel half and sprinkled with the paprika. I broiled them in a toaster oven for about ten minutes until they started bubbling. They were delicious!!! Looking at my quantity, you could make 4-6 bagel halves, which is quite a lot of snack for a decent sized family. I'll definately make this again, the crab flavor was NOT lost in the ingredients. Yummy!!! I've also submitted a picture.  -  23 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Add a clove or two of garlic to the spread for extra flavor!  -  04 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)