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Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes

My Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes are an deliciously indulgent appetizer that can be made ahead for whenever you're hosting company--or maybe just for you! I enjoyed these growing up and now you can enjoy them too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes
Servings: 32
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Brenda Thompson |


  • 5 ounces sharp pasturized cheese spread I use one jar of Kraft Old English cheese
  • 7 ounces crabmeat I used the fresh crabmeat from Costco
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon season salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 8 English muffins split (I used whole wheat)


  • In medium bowl, combine ingredients--cheese through garlic salt. Place English muffin halves on baking sheet. Spread about 3 tablespoons cheese crab mixture on each half, dividing evenly as possible. Cut into quarter triangles. At this point you may freeze the canapes. Once they are frozen, you can remove them from the tray and store in a zip top bag or freezer safe container.
  • To prepare, heat broiler on LOW. Place frozen canapes on baking sheet. Place under broiler for 5-7 minutes, checking after 5 minutes to make sure they do not burn. Heat until warmed through and cheese mixture is bubbly. If you would like them to be a little golden on top, switch broiler to HIGH and broil an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.


Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 46mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.2mg