Flecked with bits of crab and sprinkled with shredded mozzarella, this delicious cheese ball is just the thing to get the party started.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 28 servings
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. dry sherry
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat, drained, flaked
1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper s
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. black pepper
multi-shaped savory crackers
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Let's Make It
Beat cream cheese and sherry in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add shredded cheese, crabmeat, red peppers, parsley and black pepper; mix well.
Press cream cheese mixture firmly into plastic wrap-lined 3-cup mold or bowl; cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
Unmold crab spread onto serving plate. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese; press into crab spread to secure. Serve with the crackers.
Substitute 1 can (6 oz.) shrimp, drained and finely chopped, for the crabmeat.
Substitute milk for the sherry.
Hot Crab Spread
Prepare as directed, spooning into 1-quart ovenproof dish instead of mold. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Garnish with additional chopped red peppers and parsley. Serve with crackers as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
3-1/2 cups spread or 28 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.