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Crab Appetizer Napoleons Recipe
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Crab Appetizer Napoleons

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"The crabmeat/cream cheese filling in these Napoleons is flavored with a bit of horseradish. Sliced green onions and almonds add both crunch and color."

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Original recipe makes 12 appetizers Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut into 12 rounds, using 2-inch cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.
  3. Stir cream cheese until smooth. Stir in milk, horseradish, pepper and crabmeat.
  4. Split pastries into 2 layers, making 24 layers in all. Spread crabmeat mixture on 12 bottom layers. Top with onions, almonds and top layers. Sprinkle with paprika. Makes 12 Napoleons.
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  • Tip: *To soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper. On microwave-safe plate, microwave on HIGH 15 seconds.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 12, 2008

This recipe was so full of flavour. I omitted the almonds and added the green onion to the mix instead of just for garnish. I will definitely be making this again, it was quick and easy and tasted absolutely delightful.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2012

These were okay, would have been better with fresh crab instead of the canned crab. My children did not like them but the adults did, I'll probably make again with fresh crab meat next time.


16 Ratings

Nov 16, 2012

These were very easy to make, and quite tasty. However, I did what others suggested and used fresh crab meat, rather than canned. Another reviewer said it was missing something, but she didn't know what. I agree. I added fresh minced garlic, which punched it up a bit, I also added 1/4 teaspoon of finely ground white pepper. What I suggest is to try the filling, before assembling. Add spices you know you like until you get it right.

Aug 10, 2009

They seemed like they were missing something, but I'm not a good enough cook to know what they needed. Other people liked them, though.

Dec 28, 2011

Really yummy and easy to make. I used the pastry cups as suggested in some of the reviews and was very happy with the results. Otherwise, I followed the receipt and it was a crowd pleaser. Will definately add to my favorites.

Apr 01, 2011

These were perfect! Everyone loved them at our family Christmas Eve gathering, I will make again for sure.

Dec 29, 2008

I thought they were good, unfortunately, no one else cared for them.

Nov 23, 2012

Made for thanksgiving. Was a hit! As I was mixing the crab/horseradish mixture, I tasted it. I like to taste more crab, so I added 2 cans, making 3 cans of crab altogether. Just my personal preference though. This was fantastic!!


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

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

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