Hot Crab Spread Appetizer

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A luscious, creamy crab spread that everyone enjoys! I've been making this for over 30 years!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk (whole or skim)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 12-2 teaspoon cream-style prepared horseradish
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can backfin crab meat (not claw meat)
  • 13 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree.
  2. Grease small casserole.
  3. In bowl, mix first 5 ingredients until creamy.
  4. Stir in crabmeat until well mixed; pour mixture into casserole.
  5. Top with almonds.
  6. Bake 15-25 minutes or until dish is hot in the center and lightly browned on top.
  7. Serve with assortment of crackers and melba rounds.
  8. ***I have often made this with canned white tuna and everyone thought it was crab.
  9. Even if they aren't fooled, they'll enjoy it!
Most Helpful

Creamy and delicious! This tasted also good before I put it in the oven. Onions were very good in it and the almonds gave it a nice crunch!

Pets'R'us April 15, 2003