Monday, December 14, 2020

Crab Puffs #BakingBloggers

Creamy, spicy crab dip surrounded by golden brown puffed pastry for an elegant and tasty appetizer for your next socially distanced gathering.


It's time for Baking Bloggers.........
Sue of Palatable Pastime invited us to join her in sharing Baked Holiday Appetizers for the month of December.  Perfect and timely for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Boxing Day, Omisoka and New Years Eve.  

Being in a world wide pandemic and quarantine is all the more reason to find things to celebrate and to celebrate well with those you love.......

Baking Blogger December 2020: Baked Holiday Party Appetizers



These crab puffs look and taste like they were a lot of hard work.  You don't have to tell your family and friends how very easy they are to put together.

I made them in the morning and refrigerated them until my sister let me know she was on the way.  I preheated the oven and popped them in.  When my sister and bil walked in the door I was plating them and Frank was popping the bubbly.  It was a very nice start to a wonderful and long overdue visit.



appetizers, seafood, puff pastry, crab, cream cheese, quick, easy
Appetizers, Snacks, Seafood
American
Yield: 16 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
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Crab Puffs

Crab Puffs

Creamy, spicy crab dip surrounded by golden brown puffed pastry for an elegant and tasty appetizer for your next socially distanced gathering.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (6 oz) can premium crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 scallion, white and green parts, minced
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t. Horseradish sauce
  • juice and zest from 1/4 lemon
  • dash of Cajun seasoning blend
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 sheet frozen puffed pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream cheese, crab, scallions, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce, lemon zest and juice and the Cajun seasoning.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  2. Unfold the puffed pastry, rolling out seams if needed.  Cut into 16 equal squares and place onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment or a silicone mat.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, place the filling into the middle of each square.  Brush the exposed pastry with egg wash.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 15-20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home

Calories

75.95

Fat (grams)

5.04

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.84

Carbs (grams)

4.95

Fiber (grams)

0.20

Net carbs

4.74

Sugar (grams)

3.06

Protein (grams)

2.78

Sodium (milligrams)

126.72

Cholesterol (grams)

32.32
Created using The Recipes Generator

14 comments:

  1. These look so delicious and are prefect party pleasers.

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  2. I love anything in puff and the crab filling sounds wonderful!

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  3. Those look beautiful! And crab...and puff pastry. That sounds like a decadent appetizer made in tastebud heaven.

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    1. Frank didn't care for them but the rest of us ate his share.

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  4. With those ingredients, how can they miss? I guess it's time to make some more puff pastry, or just pick some up.

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    1. I always keep a box in the freezer to pull out when I need an easy appetizer or dessert.

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  5. These sound like a delightful appetizer! Puff pastry and crab are two much loved ingredients - these wouldn't last long in my house.

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  6. Looks perfect and delicious! Puff pastry is a great base for making a super hit appetizer.

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  7. I have a stash of puff pastry in my freezer. These may be dinner tomorrow =)

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