Crabby Cliff's Mushroom Puffs Recipe -
Crabby Cliff's Mushroom Puffs Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Crabby Cliff's Mushroom Puffs

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"These crab and mushroom filled pastry puff squares have become a family favorite! We enjoy them as finger food on Saturday nights while watching a hockey game or entertaining guests."

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Original recipe makes 18 - puffs Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms, green onions, garlic and cayenne pepper. Cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a medium bowl. Blend in the cream cheese and crabmeat.
  3. On a lightly floured flat surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 12x12 inch square. Cut each sheet into nine 4x4 inch squares. Place 1 tablespoon of the mushroom mixture onto each pastry square. Fold the squares by bringing the corners to the center, creating an X. Place the squares on a medium baking sheet.
  4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2003

These were very tasty. The only thing I will try different next time is to cut smaller sections of the pastry...they turned out a little doughy this time...but the filling was wonderful!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 11, 2003

I also decreased the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon and it still had a bite to it. I decreased the amount of mushrooms by a tad and added one can of small, broken shirmp. I added about 1 tablespoon parmesan. I had a difficult time keeping the corners together while baking. Perhaps a little water would have helped. Overall, I found them to be missing something. they were a little bland. Next time I think I'll add some garlic salt, crumbled bacon, and / or grated cheddar cheese; or even substitute the crab for shredded cooked chicken. They definitely have potential.


21 Ratings

Nov 05, 2005

I read that people were saying that this was missing something - so I added in about 1/4 teaspoon curry poweder and voila - AMAZING! thanks

Mar 11, 2003

Great appetizer. Brought it to a super bowl party and they were the first to go. My kids even enjoyed them. Thanks

Dec 14, 2009

These were yummy! I used the mini puff pastry shells, added a little shrimp, parmesean and ricotta. It was really good.

Mar 11, 2003

I thought these puffs were very tasty. The only thing I would add next time is a touch of garlic salt. I had a hard time keeping the corners of the puff pastry together but will definitely try again. Thanks for the great recipe!

Nov 02, 2009

These were gobbled up quickly at my Halloween party. I used homemade puff pastry. I think a person could really experiment with the filling -- go with all mushrooms, use chicken or shrimp, etc. I will be making these again. Thanks, Cliff!

Feb 22, 2005

These were pretty good. They needed a little something extra, though, for flavor. I dripped some Tabasco on them and that did the trick. Maybe next time, I'll use mayo and a little blue cheese instead of cream cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

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

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