Rating: 3.82 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2

No-bake phyllo shells are filled with creamy, seasoned crab dip.

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prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small mixing bowl, combine crab meat, cream cheese, dill, garlic, and parsley. Blend well. Spoon the mixture into thawed shells. Spoon cocktail sauce on some or all of the shells (if desired). Keep the crab shells refrigerated until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 91.8mg; sodium 473.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
CAME OUT EXCELENT. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PHYLLO DOUGH? IT SAYS PLAIN AS DAY TO USE "store-bought phyllo cups" SO YOU DONT NEED THE SHEETS. MY LOCAL STORE SELLS THESE MINI 15 TO A PACK CUPS. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT I BAKE THEM FOR ABOUT 3-5 MINS TO GET THEM WARM AND CRISPY AND SO THE CRAB MIXTURE WILL MELT JUST A LITTLE. YUMMY! Read More
(36)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
as is this recipe is not that great but if you try tsome of these changes it is excellent. I use 1 thing of cream cheese not 2 and I would also use instead the imitation crab meat as opposed to the meat in the can it is a better taste and texture and I use more like 10 oz of it. add in 2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning and 1 tsp of hot pepper sauce and some finely minced red pepper. Pipe it out using a baggy with a cut corner onto cucumber slices to counteract the spiciness and you will have a great appetizer. Read More
(20)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
CAME OUT EXCELENT. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PHYLLO DOUGH? IT SAYS PLAIN AS DAY TO USE "store-bought phyllo cups" SO YOU DONT NEED THE SHEETS. MY LOCAL STORE SELLS THESE MINI 15 TO A PACK CUPS. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT I BAKE THEM FOR ABOUT 3-5 MINS TO GET THEM WARM AND CRISPY AND SO THE CRAB MIXTURE WILL MELT JUST A LITTLE. YUMMY! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
I gave this recipe 5 stars because when I make it I assemble them and bake them on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I can't imagine eating them cold! Give this a shot and you'll just love them. Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
as is this recipe is not that great but if you try tsome of these changes it is excellent. I use 1 thing of cream cheese not 2 and I would also use instead the imitation crab meat as opposed to the meat in the can it is a better taste and texture and I use more like 10 oz of it. add in 2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning and 1 tsp of hot pepper sauce and some finely minced red pepper. Pipe it out using a baggy with a cut corner onto cucumber slices to counteract the spiciness and you will have a great appetizer. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
Could not be easier or tastier! I did follow previous reviewer's suggestions and only used 8oz of cream cheese. Glad I did. Turned out to be a perfect blend of crab and cream cheese. Also I added a teaspoon of diced pimento for additional color and flavor. I did wind up filling 20 shells so I'm glad I bought two packages. As for the people that complained about the lack of phyllo instructions....here they are....go to the store and buy two boxes of phyllo shells. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
I made a couple of changes to it. I used less cream cheese than was asked for. I also baked them for a few minutes. They were absolutely delicious. I set them out and they were gone in less than 20 minutes. I had to send my husband out to get more phyllo shells. I'm definitely planning on making these again. I didn't have a single complaint. Even my husband who does not eat seafood of any kind had some. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I made this recipe but added tabasco to it for a kick and also made my own puffs. Served at a wedding for 300 and everyone raved. None left on the platters. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/16/2004
TOO MUCH CREAM CHEESE! I re-made this with 1 package of cream cheese and it was delicious! This is so easy and impressive I am using it for all my parties from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
Very tasty and pretty! I doubled the recipe and made them for a party - got many compliments. I have to agree with someone else who said there may be too much cream cheese though. The amount of mixture this recipe makes far-exceeds the amount I could ever stuff into 15 small phyllo cups. And the cream cheese was good but I think it stole some of the seafood flavor from it. I will use less cream cheese next time. Also I sprinkled Old Bay seasoning on top instead of cocktail sauce which was tasty. And I took someone else's advice and baked the cups for 3 - 4 minutes to take the chill off before serving. I will definitely make these again thanks Jill!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2011
Yum these were good. I doubled the recipe but not the cream cheese. I added salt and pepper a tsp. of green onion a tsp. of Old Bay Seasoning and a tsp. of Franks Red Hot sauce. I chose to bake mine at 350 for 15 minutes and broil for 5 at the end to brown the top just a bit. Read More
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