Festive Cranberry Crab Cups

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"An awesome appetiser that wows. A long time favourite for the holiday season or any time family and friends gather. They are incredibly good, make for great presentation and always impress."

Original is 15 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (17 g)
  • Calories 44.1
  • Total Fat - 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.6 mg
  • Sodium - 39.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 6.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine cream cheese, crabmeat and finely chopped green onion in a small bowl mixing until well blended

Step 2

Put shells on an ungreased baking sheet. Drop one tablespoon crab filling into each shell topping with one teaspoon cranberry sauce.

Step 3

Bake in a 375 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes or until nicely coloured and heated through.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


5 stars for sure. I had to change 2 things - first I couldn't get the small pouch of real crab so I subbed the artificial. Second I was all set to make it and I thought I had a cranberry sauce in my stash cupboard but not there. So I mixed some sweet & sour sauce with unsweetened dried cranberries. The appetizer was still delicious but Gerry I apologize for the subs. I know I'll be making this again around Christmas/NewYears -


review by:
(2 Sep 2018)


My family really enjoyed these little festive cups this past Christmas season. I loved how easy they were to put together and especially during the Holidays you need to make things that are fast and delicious. These cups definitely make the mark. They will become part of my Holiday repertoire. Thank you Gerry for sharing.


review by:
(19 Jan 2017)


I served these today for family and they were gone in no time! I should have doubled the recipe. Because I had pre-baked phyllo shells, I placed the dip into a 16oz/473ml baking dish and baked it until it was heated through. Then filled the cups and returned them to oven for 5 minutes. Love the sweet/tart against the delicate crab. These will be made again. Thanks Gerry for another awesome recipe!


review by:
(26 Dec 2015)


I made this tonight to take to our Bingo Christmas party and everyone raved about these awesome little seafood tarts. What a great idea. They weren't messy to eat and tasted awesome. Thank you for this great holiday show stopper Gerry! Linda


(5 Dec 2013)

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