Crabmeat Canapes Recipe -
  • READY IN 17 mins

Crabmeat Canapes

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"Easy and wonderful crab canapes made on English muffins. They can be made and frozen ahead of time. Cooked pork sausage may be substituted for crabmeat."

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Original recipe makes 25 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    17 mins


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, blend butter, cheese, garlic salt, seasoning salt, and crab meat. Spread mixture on split muffins. Freeze until ready to use. When ready, thaw for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Cut muffins into 6 pie shaped slices and place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2005

This is a great recipe. However, I did substitute Kraft shredded white cheddar cheese instead of the processed cheese. It worked out well. Also, after baking, I broiled for a minute or two for extra crispness. Everyone loves this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2006

I was excited to make this for guests, but the processed cheese made the whole dish seem kind of tacky, as well as it being WAY too salty. I'm only giving it 2 stars because 1 person did enjoy them.


25 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This was heavenly! I went to a party a few weeks ago, and the hostess told me she had gotten the recipe from Allrecipes. So I found it here and made it myself. My husband and mother-in-law couldn't get enough! She copied the recipe from me. It is truly a great appetizer - thank you for posting it!

May 04, 2007

I found these good but just a little too salty on my first batch; the next time I substituted garlic powder for the garlic salt and they were just right! Really easy and convenient to freeze ahead for parties, too. Everyone who has tried them loves them.

Dec 04, 2006

I make this with just 4 ingredients - old english cheese, 1 stick butter, 1 can lump crabmeat - and the english muffin. These are always a hit!! I agree they are great to keep in the freezer and pop in the oven for unexpected guests!!

Jul 24, 2005

These tasty treats are simple to make. I toast the muffins before adding the topping and also broil for a few minutes after baking and they come out nice and crispy.

Dec 22, 2006

Awesome! I made these with 5oz jar Old English, and 1 c. shredded sharp white cheddar. No salt, used Lawry's and garlic powder, not garlic salt. I put it on individual bread rounds and topped with fresh chives. They were perfect. My 3yo could not stop eating them!

Dec 01, 2006

My mother has made these since I was little. She uses Old English Spread from kraft.... I use bacon instead of crabmeat sometimes and comes out just as good. These ALWAYS disappear!


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 333 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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