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Tree and Star Crab Sandwiches

To cool off during summer—or any season at all—try the finger food that starts with a flavorful crab filling from Karen Gardiner. "I regularly serve the spread at Christmas get-togethers," she relates from Eutaw, Alabama. "It's a hit every time." For sandwiches, the CT kitchen staff added her mix to bread shaped with cookie cutters.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons prepared French salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 48 bread slices
  • Fresh dill sprigs


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. Using 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut stars and Christmas trees out of bread (two stars or trees from each slice).
  • Spread half of the cutouts with crab mixture; top with remaining cutouts. Garnish with dill.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 209 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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