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King Crab Appetizers


"These crab tartlets have long since been a family favorite and are requested often at holiday get togethers."
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30 m servings 299 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 721 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 tartlet pans.
  2. Divide rolls in half and press into the prepared tartlet pans. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, crab, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, green onions and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon 1 teaspoon of mixture into tarts and garnish with paprika.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown. These freeze wonderfully. Just reheat before serving.

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I used the small phillo cups you can buy at the store in the frozen food section instead. They were really good and could be served bite size. The recipe made enough for 30 little cups.

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I was very disappointed with this recipe. The ingredients were fairly expensive and the end result was a doughy lump with a bit of bland filling. I'm glad I tested this out first before bringing...

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I used the small phillo cups you can buy at the store in the frozen food section instead. They were really good and could be served bite size. The recipe made enough for 30 little cups.

You don't need tartlet pans to make these. Just use flaky biscuits, which halve easily. Split and flatten each half. Fill with the crab mixture, then fold up so that it forms a cup. Line on ...

Made this recipe for Thanksgiving appetizers. A big hit! Delicious filling! But I rolled out Pillsbury refrigerated crescent roll dough, then cut small circles and lined them in the cups of a ta...

Thank You Catherine for such a great recipe. Have now made these twice for both formal and informal gatherings. Considering I find this "review" section as a most helpful and valuible tool to ...

I served these appetizers for my Hawaiian Swim Party. I MADE CHANGES: I used Puff Pastry Shells by Pepperidge Farm. I cooked the puff pastry on a cookie sheet until golden brown. I let them c...

These were very good and easy - I used the premade phyllo cups as well which not only cut down the work time but also made them look very attractive. I used real crab meat out of the shell, not ...

Easy, tasty, attractive...could you ask for more? Yep!! Most ingredients you will have on hand.I added a bit of horseradish and a few lemon juice squirts. If you use the phyllo cups you can le...

I made these for a cocktail party last weekend and they were received raved reviews. I used the mini phyllo dough cups as some other reviewers suggested and them came out perfectly. I omitted th...

I made these for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day and were they ever a hit! After eating only one, he commented that I should make them everyday. They were very delicious and very easy as well. ...