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    Crab Butter

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    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    Colleen M Schmehl's Note:

    This is a quick and easy spread. Make up to 2 days before needed. I got this recipe from my sister. Where she found it, I don't know. I make this recipe for parties, family gatherings, and picnics.

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    • 1 (8 ounce) container cream cheese (room temperature)
    • 3/4 cup butter (room temperature) or 3/4 cup margarine (room temperature)
    • 1 tablespoon minced onion
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 (6 ounce) can crabmeat, drained (can also use canned shrimp or chicken)


    1. 1
      Cut cream cheese and butter into chunks.
    2. 2
      Microwave until smooth (usually 3 min med high. Extra 1 min high if needed).
    3. 3
      Remove from microwave and add remaining ingredients.
    4. 4
      Mixture will be liquid.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate overnight.
    6. 6
      Mix well before serving with crackers.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 08, 2002


      WOW! This was so easy and so good! I added some fresh snipped chives for color but otherwise did not change the recipe. I was a little worried that the addition of butter would make it "greasy" but this was not the case. I had a small dinner party for family members that I have just recently met and made this as an appetizer. I garnished it with fresh parsley sprigs and lemon twists. It was a hit. It also seems to lend itself easily to additions of your choice. I think I will add a little shredded fresh horseradish and first try that version out on my husband. I highly recommend this recipe for the upcoming Holidays, when things get hectic with family and parties.

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    • on May 31, 2002


      This is one good party dip; this recipe is a keeper.

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    • on October 03, 2009


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    Nutritional Facts for Crab Butter

    Serving Size: 1 (651 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2392.3
    Calories from Fat 2140
    Total Fat 237.8 g
    Saturated Fat 140.3 g
    Cholesterol 702.2 mg
    Sodium 3491.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 50.3 g

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