Crab Butter

Crab Butter created by GaylaJ

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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10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) container cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 34 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)

directions

  • Cut cream cheese and butter into chunks.
  • Microwave until smooth (usually 3 min med high. Extra 1 min high if needed).
  • Remove from microwave and add remaining ingredients.
  • Mixture will be liquid.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Mix well before serving with crackers.
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"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. Patty K.
    This recipe was a super hit at our wedding reception! Many people wanted the recipe. I made the recipe exactly as the recipe called for except I was able to use fresh dungeness crab. I am certain that canned crab would be fine. It tasted great with both crackers and french bread baguettes. Be careful if you make it, it's addictive!
  2. Judy in WA
    I printed this recipe in 2003 and finally made it in 2007. I can't believe I waited so long..........it's great! The only change I made was to use green onions (and tops) instead of minced onion. Good, quick, and easy appetizer that everyone liked! Thank you, Colleen
  3. Tamaretta
    This was good but was definitely better on the second day, so make a day ahead! EDITED: Had a small amount leftover on the 3rd day--tossed with hot pasta YUMMY! Would be divine with some extra fresh lump crab. Thanks again.
  4. PollyJo
    Outstanding! I followed the recipe exactly and honestly was a little afraid of what I might serve the next day! Boy, was it wonderful! I would make this again anytime. It's quick and easy and, even better, you can make it the night before!
  5. Starlita
    Yummy! Three words: Delicious, Easy and Quick! My family and I just LOVED this. I'll be making it alot! Thanks for posting.
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