Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 45 mins

My sister made this for Christmas this year and I bugged her for the recipe so I could enjoy it whenever I wanted. You may use it as a spread or a dip, but we like it best served on Cocktail Party Rye bread. It would also be good on Pumpernickel too. Few ingredients, yet tons of flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine first four ingredients.
  2. Heat slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally for about 1/2 hour until warmed thoroughly.
  3. Stir in chives.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350.
  5. Generously top Cocktail Rye slices with Crab Spread and place on baking sheets.
  6. Bake in oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Note-Prep time is basically cooking time.
  9. You may also use this as a dip, or spread on crackers or melba toast as soon as it has been thoroughly warmed on the stovetop.