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Crabmeat Canapés


I appreciate the finer things in life. I may have grown up a country girl, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy glitzy jewelry, glamorous fashion, impractical shoes, and elegant food. I found this recipe and loved how upscale the name was. Upon reading it, I had all of these ideas about how beautiful and fabulous I was going to be, eating canapés on a warm spring evening. I made this, though, during the time of Coronavirus, which meant that ingredients were not readily available to make this. So, I did a bit of improvising on a few things. I am sure the recipe as-is would be amazing, but my adapted version was pretty good, too. It did add a bright spot to my evening and my kid ate it, too. That's a win in my book!

Ingredients: butter, processed cheese spread*, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, crabmeat*, english muffins

Step 1: Blend butter, cheese spread, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and salt together. I could not find a normal cheese spread when I went to the store. I did have cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and butter on hand. After a Google search and a few message boards, I made my own "processed" cheese spread by melting the butter and cheddar together, then mixing with cream cheese. It wasn't exactly as smooth as the store-bought would be, but it worked well and tasted good. Step 2: Add crabmeat. Again, pickings were slim, so I got lump imitation crab meat. I wish that I had shredded or cut it into smaller pieces, but I think it gave the flavor. Step 3: Spread over the muffin halves, and then cut each half into fourths. Step 4: Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. May be made ahead and frozen to bake when needed.

Crabmeat Canapés


Recipe:


1 stick of butter, softened

1 - 5 oz. jar of sharp processed cheese spread

1 1/2 tsp. mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 - 7 oz. can/package of crabmeat

6 english muffins


Blend butter, cheese spread, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and salt together. Add crabmeat. Spread over the muffin halves, and then cut each half into fourths. Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. May be made ahead and frozen to bake when needed.


Source: Denise Guess, Break Bread with Us: Southside Baptist Church, 2006

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