Chesapeake Bay Crab and Pimento Cheese Spread


1/2 lb cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated ( about 2 cups)
1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus 2 tbs
1/2 lb crab meat, (1/4 lb lump, 1/4 lb jumbo lump)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup sliced scallions
1 tbs fresh lemon juice (more to taste)
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 and 1/2 cups torn rustic bread, crust removed
endive leaves, cucumber spears and celery sticks for serving
This appetizer is sure to be the hit of the party.

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mash cream cheese in a bowl until very soft.
  • Add cheddar and the mayonnaise and stir to combined.
  • Gently stir in the crab, pimento, scallions, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  • Spoon mixture into two 14 oz baking dishes, dividing evenly.
  • Stir together the torn bread along with the remaining 2 tbs of mayonnaise.
  • Top the spread with bread mixture, dividing it evenly.
  • Bake on a baking sheet until golden brown and bubbling, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve with vegetables crackers and crusty bread.




20 min


25 min


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    Marilyn Lewis-Taylor 5 years ago

    My late Mother loved Pimiento Cheese and Hot Crab dip…I can only imagine this combo would have put a smile on her face…

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