January 15, 2010

Crab Appetizer Napoleons

Tested these out at a wine and apps party. They were exactly what I was going for...something that would compliment the dips and party platters while bringing an element of surprise. I doubled the below recipe

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (about 6 ounces) refrigerated pasteurized crabmeat, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almond
  • Paprika

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 12 (2-inch) circles with a cutter. Place the pastry circles onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 24 in all.

Stir the cream cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in the milk, horseradish, black pepper and crabmeat.

Spread the crabmeat mixture on 12 bottom pastry layers. Top with the onions, almonds and top pastry layers. Sprinkle with the paprika.

Tip: To soften the cream cheese, remove from the wrapper. Place the cheese onto a microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds or until softened.

Servings: 12

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