Cheese and Crab Cups

"These are great for Girls Hang Out Night. The recipe calls for prepared pizza crust. When I made it with the pizza dough, if you don't cook it, the dough is "doughy" and if you cook the dough the stuffing gets dried out. I tried it the second time with crescents instead and it was much much better."
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Ready In:
24 cups




  • Heat oven to 375°F; spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal on work surface. Roll or press dough into 18x12 inch rectangle. Cut into 24 (3x3 inch) squares. Place 1 square in each muffin cup.
  • In medium bowl, mix crabmeat, onion, dill, lemon peel, lemon juice, spreadable cheese and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese until well mixed. Spoon 1 tablespoon crabmeat mixture into each dough-lined cup.
  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Sprinkle tops with remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Bake about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is just melted. Immediately remove from muffin cups.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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  1. Update Dec 11/08: Just wanted to add that these freeze very well. I thawed for about 1/2 hour then popped in the oven at 400F for about 10-12 min.// What a great little appetizer! Delicious! I had a heck of a time rolling the blasted crescent rolls though - urgh! I saw Michael Smith (Chef at Large on Food Network) do a similar recipe and he used wonton wrappers. Next time I shall try that. Really great recipe though, I shall make for my Xmas get together. Made for My 3 Chefs.


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