Crab Fondue

Blow them away with this decadent cheesy crab fondue appetizer served with hunks of French bread. It’s a deceptively simple dip—ready in just 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

2
cups shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese (8 oz)
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions (from 1-lb bag)
1/2
cup dry white wine or milk
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
3
cans (6 oz each) crabmeat, drained and cartilage removed
1
loaf (14 to 16 oz) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan or chafing dish, heat all ingredients except crabmeat and bread over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted. Stir in crabmeat. Pour into fondue pot or chafing dish to keep warm; dip will hold for 2 hours.
  • 2 Spear bread cubes with fondue forks; dip into fondue. (If fondue becomes too thick, stir in a small amount of dry white wine or milk.)

Expert Tips

This sensational seafood dip is also great served with raw zucchini sticks, red bell pepper strips or blanched pea pods.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.