Monday, May 30, 2011

Hot Creamy Crab & Almond Spread

This delicious warm spread is a family favourite. It's easy to make and perfect for a get-together...give it a try!

*Ready in about 25 min.
*Serves: 8++

1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
zest of 1/2 a lemon or lime
1 tsp pesto sauce or red pepper sauce (optional)
2 cans crab meat, drained
1 whole green onion, chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds

-in a small mixer bowl beat together cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth
-add pepper, mustard,paprika,lemon or lime zest and pesto or red pepper sauce and blend
-mix in crab meat and green onion
-grease a 2-cup oven-proof dish and spoon mixture into it
-top with sliced almonds
-bake at 325 F for 20 min or until hot and bubbly
*serve hot with your favourite crackers

*adapted from an old magazine recipe clipping

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