Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

When the subject of crab dip came up at our house (still staying with the folks for awhile) my step-mom, yes, the one who makes the Wayside Inn Carrot Cake, oh, that carrot cake, pulled out her recipes, leafed through the binder and pointed out this hot, little number.

Aunt Lou's Hot Crab Dip

Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip. Ya gotta love, that doncha? Aunt Lou was said to have been quite a cook, and we loved this dip: warm, creamy with just a bit of a horseradish bite. It was perfect on these cute little Nut Thins. Of course any cracker will do, here.

Aunt Lou's Hot Crab Dip

Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

Since I talked a bit about crab, cream cheese and pricing on my last post (this is like the tale of two crab dips) I’ll forgo that, here. Click over if you’d like to see my Mom’s Old-Fashioned Crab Dip. It’s interesting to see how similar the recipes are in ingredients, yet so different in taste. Either (or both) would be perfect for a holiday spread.

I wouldn’t sweat the amount of crab meat in a recipe like this; just get as close as you can. We used a can, being in South Dakota, which I think came to about 4 ounces and it was still excellent.

Aunt Lou's Hot Crab Dip - I would be grinning, too, if I were dropped in a vat of this!

Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip – I would be grinning, too, if I were dropped in a vat of this!

Aunt Lou's Hot Crab Dip

  • Servings: abt 1 1/2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish (actual horseradish, not horseradish cream)
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 1/2 ounces crab meat, shells removed and in small pieces

Mix together all ingredients except crab. Fold in crab gently. Put in small baking dish and bake, uncovered, 35 – 45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.

May be heated through and placed in a chafing dish, instead.

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I’ll be sharing this recipe on a couple of link parties! What’s a link party, you say? A Virtual Party where bloggers share a small photo of their best posts of the week and a link you can click on – it’s a great way to see a bunch of blogs if you’re a viewer and to be seen if you’re a blogger!

This week, I’ll share to Fiesta Friday 99, put on by Angie of the Novice Gardener and co-hosted by Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking and Linda @ La Petite Paniere.

I’ll also be sharing to Thowback Thursday #18, co-hosted by Moi!! Yes, that’s me, yours truly! And Alli, Quinn & Meaghan – you’ll see all their links on Throwback Thursday!

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16 thoughts on “Aunt Lou’s Hot Crab Dip

  1. This has a lot of the same components of The Joy of Cooking’s crab dip, which my wife and I love to make and bring to potlucks and family dinners. I’m sure it’s absolutely delicious 🙂

  2. Oh! I love crabs a lot! And I don’t mind eating this dip just like an ice cream. Not in an ice cream cone, of course! 😀 This looks so delish!

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