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Spicy Maryland Crab Dip Recipe

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Try this hot crab and cheese dip from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region. Serve with crackers or toasted bread.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Servings: 16



1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,softened1/2 cup sour cream2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon dry mustardgarlic powder to taste1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese3/4 pound fresh crabmeat

3 dashes hot sauce

Old Bay Seasoning TM to taste


1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish.

2.) In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, garlic powder and about 2 tablespoons of the Cheddar cheese. Fold in crabmeat, hot sauce and 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning.

3.) Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese and seafood seasoning. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.