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Hot Crab Crostini

Hot Crab Crostini
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 24

Creamy hot crab dip tastes great on top of crunchy baguette slices. Serve it to guests in 30 minutes! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/2
French baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices (24 slices)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
can (6 ounces) crabmeat, well drained and flaked
1
jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, well drained
2
ounces shredded Swiss cheese (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup chive and onion cream cheese spread (from 8-ounce container)
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°. Place bread slices on large ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops lightly with oil. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp and very light brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients except chives in medium bowl. Spread 1 rounded table-spoonful crabmeat mixture on each bread slice.
  • 3
    Bake about 5 minutes or until filling is hot and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chives.

Expert Tips

  • If an imported cheese shop is available to you, try a different firm and flavorful cheese such as manchego or Asiago in place of the Swiss cheese.
  • Baguettes vary in width. If your baguette is very narrow, you may need 30 slices to hold all of the filling.
  • The bread can be baked ahead, covered and stored at room temperature. Prepare the crab mixture the day before; cover and refrigerate. Assemble the appetizers just before baking them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
260mg
Total Carbohydrate
16g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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