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Hot Crab Crostini

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Hot Crab Crostini
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Creamy hot crab dip tastes great on top of crunchy baguette slices. Serve it to guests in 30 minutes!

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

Directions

  • 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.
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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

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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