Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crab-Filled Crescent Wontons


These yummy bites of crescent roll-wrapped crab were standouts on a buffet of appetizers that I set out for friends on Saturday night. They require very little effort to prepare and were a BIG hit.

Check it out!

Just mix together some chopped crab meat (I used the imitation stuff), cream cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Unroll a refrigerated tube of crescent roll dough on your work surface. Pinch the seams and roll it out a bit to make an even rectangle.  Cut the dough into 24 squares (6 rows by 4 rows).


Divide the crab mixture evenly among the crescent squares.


Fold one corner of the dough over the filling, then roll the "wonton" over to encase the crab filling in the dough. Place on a baking sheet and brush with egg white. Then, bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


And that's it!

Quick, easy, and delicious...my kind of recipe!


Crab Filled Crescent Wontons adapted from Pillsbury.com

1-8 oz. tube crescent roll dough
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup cooked crabmeat, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/8- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough on work surface. Pinch seams to seal and roll with a rolling pin to create an even rectangle. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.

In small bowl, mix cream cheese, mayo, crabmeat, onion, and red pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. Divide crab mixture evenly among the squares, dropping it by spoonfulls that are 1/2 inch from 1 corner of each square. Starting with same corner, fold dough over filling, and tuck end tightly underneath filling; continue rolling to within 1/2 inch of opposite corner. Roll opposite corner of dough over roll; press to seal. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with egg white, if desired.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

40 comments:

  1. Would totally love these! Like the way you rolled them.

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  2. Loved it......Would definately give it a try :)

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  3. Oh wow, these sound so easy but they look like you spent forever preparing these. They look so delicious as well.

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  4. What a great appetizer idea!!! They certainly look like you spent a lot more time preparing them!!!

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  5. Blog surfing and found your blog! I've gained five pounds just looking at your recipes!
    I'll be back to read more! Can't wait to try these!
    You have a new follower!

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  6. Sounds delicious! I think Im going to try using Old Bay seasoning in place of the cayenne.

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  7. there are so many great crescent roll recipes out there Pillsbury now has seamless dough

    can't wait to try these! Thanks

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe! these look great.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe it was delicious. Preparation was quick and easy and it took less than 15 minutes to cook!

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  10. Found this on Pinterest and will make it for our dinner group o sat. night! Thanks!!!!

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  11. The filling is similar to a dip I make! Try a bit of horseradish too! Tastes awesome!

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  12. Just made these. Easy and very good. Definately a new go to appetizer!

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  13. I've made these a couple times and they're so good! I'm making them tonight and subbing the green onion for minced caramelized shallots and chipotle mayo for the reg mayo...deleting the cayenne because I ran out!

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  14. How would these hold up in the fridge for eating the next day? Thinking about it for an office potluck.

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  15. I am making these tonight!

    As a side note, my 4 year old daughter's name is Krista. When I told her these pictures were on "Krista's Kitchen," she replied, "Wow! That's my kitchen?!" You could have impressed her without a single recipe. However, I'm super excited to try some of your creations!!!

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  16. Made this recipe and they were awesome!!!! I made them in bite sizes (I had 38 with one tube of rolls) and they were perfect! Thanks so much for sharing....I'll be making these again soon!

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  17. made these for Thanksgiving dinner(Husbands side) but they didn't last till time to eat. Next year will have to make even more. Had made 3 recipes but will double next time.Now Friday morning and my 13 yr daughter making more for my side of family. So easy to make.

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  18. These sound delicious. My daughter's name is Krista! Keep your kitchen going! I am sharing these on My Weekly Rays of Sunshine: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/weekly-rays-of-sunshine-4/

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  19. DId you use regular Hellman's Mayo or Miracle Whip? Would either work? Also, what could I use to sub the cayenne pepper? Crushed red pepper flakes? Tabasco sauce? I don't have any and was hoping to use what I had on hand!! Thanks so much for awesome, easy recipes!!!

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  20. I just made these tonight and they are phenomenal!! They are so simple to make and taste better than the crab rangoon I get with my Chinese takeout :)

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  21. uI am so excited to try these lil delectable bites of heaven!! I am in love with crab rangoon and this seems like a perfect twist on it... not to mention bite size and easy to eat for lil fingers. For Christmas we are having finger food night... so trying to create an array of good baby bites that are not filled with sugar... and I found you!! Thanks for the heads up and I will hit you back up when I try this paradise!!

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  22. Yummy! Made these for Christmas day and everyone loved them.

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  23. These look delicious. I have always wanted to make Crab Rangoon, but I didn't want to deal with wonton wrappers. I will definitely give these a try.

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  24. Absolutely LOVED this recipe and it was as promised: "quick, easy, and delicious." Will make this over and over again. I added a bit of cucumber and a pinch of dried dill to the mixture. Thanks so much!

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  25. I HATE mayo or miracle whip. What can I use in place.of mayo?

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  26. Maybe try greek yogurt in place of mayo!??
    Anyone made up and kept in fridge before ready to cook? They still cook ok?

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  27. I am trying these now. I used paprika instead, and I used the pillsbury sheets, only got 20 though so I assume they will be bigger. In the oven now will update!

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  28. what is the best tube crescent roll dough ???

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  29. JUST made these! So easy and they turned out great!

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  30. Made these for a group get together last Saturday night, and they didn’t even last 5 minutes! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe!

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  31. Use old bay instead of cayenne pepper, makes it taste that much better!

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  32. What's a comparable seasoning to "old bay"? I've seen it on a few recipes, but I've never heard of it.

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  33. Can leftovers be refridgerated and reheated the next day? Thanks!

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  34. These are my daughters favorite, but they renamed them "slutty puffs". Don't ask me why I have no idea. I just read on the comments they have seemless dough, I will definitely be trying that as I find working with the precut very annoying. Thanks.

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  35. In the photo ,you have green and red bits of something in the crab meat ! I guess the green bits are green onion , but what are the red bits ? Chopped peppers ? I know it can not be that much pepper flakes ! What am I missing ?

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  36. In the photo ,you have green and red bits of something in the crab meat ! I guess the green bits are green onion , but what are the red bits ? Chopped peppers ? I know it can not be that much pepper flakes ! What am I missing ? Oh ! Duh ! I just realized ! ITS CRAB MEAT ! Thank you so much for recipe ! Will be baking these TONIGHT !

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  37. has anyone tried to make a tortilla roll w/ this?? i was looking for diff. pinwheel ideas & thought this might work.. ??

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