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"The disappearance of hot hors-d'oeuvre was the result of the excessive development of women's skirts."  Baron Leon Brisse (1813-1876)

EASY, MAKE AHEAD CRAB MEAT APPETIZERS


Have you ever had unexpected guests and wish you had something besides
cheese and crackers to serve them? Here is a great hot appetizer that you can make
ahead and keep in your freezer or emergencies -- or when you simply want to indulge yourself.

You'll need:

6 English Muffins - separated
1 jar Old English Cheese Spread
1 stick butter or margarine (1/2 cup) - softened
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. seasoning salt
1 T. Mayonnaise
1 small can crab meat - drained



Mix cheese spread, butter, garlic powder, seasoning salt and mayonnaise in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add crab meat and stir until it is mixed in.
 
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Spread mixture on English muffin halves.
 
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I sprinkle a little additional seasoning salt on top for color.
         

Pop the tray into the freezer and leave it until the mixture hardens.
 



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Remove them from the freezer and cut each muffin half into fourths. 

 


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Pop the frozen appetizers into a resealable bag and put them back into the freezer until you need them.

 

When you need them, remove as many as you need from the bag, place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with an Exopat mat and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
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(I love the Exopat mat because the cheese won't stick and cleanup is a snap!
   

There you go, an elegant, easy appetizer that is sure to impress your family and friends!
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Serve your crab meat appetizers with a glass of white wine or champagne.

A nice accompaniment would be fresh vegetables and dip or a chilled artichoke with a lemon dip.

 

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