Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers with Cream Cheese

Printable recipe – Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers

Looking for an easy but delicious appetizer that will be a great start to a cocktail party, or a fancy dinner for special friends?  These phyllo cup crab appetizers will delight the most discerning of guests.

Crab Appetizers in phyllo pastry cups.

These lovely appetizers look and taste delicious all dressed up  in their phyllo tart shells.  The recipe calls for horseradish and paprika to add a nice kick.  I slimmed them down slightly by using reduced fat cream cheese.  Garnish with fresh dill and you have a great party appetizer.


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Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers with Cream Cheese and Dill
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 to 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  3. 3/4 cup chopped chunk crab meat
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  5. 2 small red peppers diced finely
  6. 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  7. Paprika
  8. Dill weed
  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and horseradish until smooth. Stir
  2. in crab, diced peppers and onion. Spoon 2-3 teaspoonfuls into each tart shell;
  3. sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until
  5. tops begin to brown. Garnish with fresh dill.
  6. Makes : 2-1/2 dozen about 50 calories each
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
The Gardening Cook

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