Crab & Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls recipe

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This easy recipe highlights one of the best flavor combinations on Earth! These crab and cream cheese crescents combine a creamy crab filling with a rich and flaky dough for the sole purpose of making you smile with pure satisfaction! They make the perfect appetizer and are easy enough for a special after-school snack.

These crab and cream cheese crescents combine a creamy crab filling with a rich and flaky dough for the sole purpose of making you smile with pure satisfaction! They make the perfect appetizer and are easy enough for a special after-school snack.

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You may be familiar with similar appetizers, especially crab rangoon and crab wontons, which combine similar ingredients into wonton skins and are deep fried. Crab and cream cheese crescents use a more delicate crescent dough and are baked, giving you a more tender and flaky appetizer, rather than a crispy one.

There are three features about this recipe that make it a real keeper! First, you can make the crab mixture up to 24 hours ahead of time, which is one reason to consider it as a once in a while after-school snack. Second, you can be very creative with adding various seasonings to the crab mixture. Several seasonings go well with crabmeat, including the very different flavors of allspice, oregano, and even curry powder. Start with a small amount (about ¼ teaspoon) of one additional spice and season to taste. Lastly, crab and cream cheese crescents reheat well — just place them on a cookie sheet or pie pan, cover with foil and put them in a hot 325°oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Here are a few extra recipe tips:

  • You can substitute low-fat cream cheese and low-fat mayo in this recipe.
  • You may want to lightly flour your rolling pin before rolling the crescent dough, just to prevent any sticking.
  • This recipe makes enough for 24 rolls, so avoid over stuffing each crescent roll square.

 

Crab & Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tube of Crescent Rolls
  • 6 oz . Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 C chopped imitation is fine, cooked Crab Meat
  • 2 chopped Green Onions
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay the cresent roll dough out on the counter and pinch the pre-cut seams closed.
  3. Roll out the dough into an even rectangle and cut into 24 smaller squares.
  4. Add the cream cheese, mayo, crab meat, green onions, cayenne pepper and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  5. Distribute the cheese and crab mixture evenly between the cresent roll squares.
  6. Overlap opposite corners of the crescent roll squares over the cheese and crab mixture and pinch closed.
  7. Place them on a cookie sheet or baking stone and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Crab & Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tube of Crescent Rolls
  • 6 oz . Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 C chopped imitation is fine, cooked Crab Meat
  • 2 chopped Green Onions
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay the crescent roll dough out on the counter and pinch the pre-cut seams closed.

  3. Roll out the dough into an even rectangle and cut into 24 smaller squares.
  4. Add the cream cheese, mayo, crab meat, green onions, cayenne pepper and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  5. Distribute the cheese and crab mixture evenly between the crescent roll squares.

  6. Overlap opposite corners of the crescent roll squares over the cheese and crab mixture and pinch closed.
  7. Place them on a cookie sheet or baking stone and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Once you have made these crab and cream cheese crescents, you will find that they make a perfect appetizer for both formal and informal gatherings. Their wonderful flavor and texture is hard to turn down, so your only challenge may be making enough!

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These crab and cream cheese crescents combine a creamy crab filling with a rich and flaky dough for the sole purpose of making you smile with pure satisfaction! They make the perfect appetizer and are easy enough for a special after-school snack.
These crab and cream cheese crescents combine a creamy crab filling with a rich and flaky dough for the sole purpose of making you smile with pure satisfaction! They make the perfect appetizer and are easy enough for a special after-school snack.

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19 comments on “Crab & Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls recipe”

  1. I wonder is this would be ok if I omitted the green onion? I am sensitive to raw onion and not sure if it would be cooked enough to allow me to enjoy this yumminess with out the hives!

  2. Kate, I bet that you could substitute some finely chopped celery for some crunch and flavor. You probably wouldn’t miss the onion, especially if you are allergic!

  3. Thanks for this… gonna have to try it out! Although being from Maryland, I may substitute the cayenne pepper and salt for Old Bay seasoning! Can’t have crabs or seafood without Old Bay! 😉

  4. I love the recipe but I am really irritated that you don’t include the photo with printable recipe!!!!!

  5. I get the seamless crescent rolls. I find it much easier to handle.

  6. Are these good eaten cold or room temperature? I’m going to a party where we bring appetizers that don’t need microwaving or using the hostesses oven.

  7. I’m wondering the same thing Louise ! I’m trying to figure out when to put in the oven for a party tonight !

  8. How big is rectangle and how big are the 24 squares? How much mixture do you put in the squares?

  9. This really sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I would think after baking you could bring this to a party and keep warm in a crockpot!!

  11. I really enjoy your recipes. Thank you for sharing!!!

  12. Love this simple but a great recipe for any kind of social gathering , in answer to the ladies about baking and serving time ? I think the closer you serve these after baking would be best but you could put on a serving tray and lay a paper towel or a festive napkin lightly over top and then cover with tinfoil pinched tightly around serving dish would keep them plenty warm ( the purpose for the paper towel is to absorb any moisture that may occur from the heated filling ) I would definitely not put in a crock pot as it will probably make the pastry soften and loose it’s crispness which I feel would take away from the overall enjoyment that you get between the crisp wrap and soft textured inside.

  13. What did you put in your recipe that is red ? It does give a more festive look ! Diced tomato, red pepper of pimento ??

  14. Can these be served at room temperature? I would like to bring these to a brunch and there is no place to warm them up.

  15. What does the recipe mean by cooked crab? I usually use high quality crab from a can for crabcakes,,, 
    Thanks

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