This recipe is so good! You will want to make it often. It is a favorite at our house and you’ll be giving out this recipe to all your crab meat loving friends.

The ingredients:

1 Can (6 oz) Crab Meat – or fresh picked lump crab meat (use a generous 1 cup!)

12 oz Pkg Cream Cheese

1 Tbsp Worcester Sauce

2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

2 Tsp Lemon Juice

1 Bottle Chili Sauce

1 Small Onion

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Pinch of Salt

Dash of Pepper

Sprigs of Fresh Parsley

This is a quick and easy appetizer that has become one of our all-time favorites at family or holiday gatherings. It is also a terrific item to bring along with your entree to pot luck dinners. You can whip this recipe up in minutes – well in advance of the party – pop it into the refrigerator to chill, and serve it as soon as guests arrive.

It is best when you make it with real crab meat. For those extra special occasions, you can substitute fresh crab meat for the canned meat. The Old Gray Mare suggests you use at least one generous cup of fresh crab meat to get the most fabulous taste. Or try experimenting with the ingredients: use imitation crab meat, mix up the ingredients and, instead of chilling to serve as an appetizer, heat at about 350 degrees for about 20 minutes – then serve warm as a side dish.

Here are the steps to make this delectable appetizer.

Blend the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, and lemon juice by hand. Then, also by hand, mix in the onion, garlic power, salt and pepper. Spread the combined mixture on a shallow plate.

Pour the chili sauce over the spread.

Layer the crab meat on top of the spread and sauce.

Decorate with small sprigs of fresh parsley.

Chill. This appetizer should remain chilled until it is served.

Serve with crackers.

We like to serve this on a decorative plate or shape into a design for certain holidays. At Christmas we form the layers in the shape of a Christmas tree. The parsley acts as tree decorations. At Easter, the shape of the appetizer starts out as a large egg shape or even a common bunny shape. At Halloween, it’s as simple as a hissing black cat shape. We like the oohs and aahs.

Prepare this appetizer and you’ll have the start of a great party. Enjoy watching people gobble it up!