Layered Crabmeat Spread

For a lighter version, use 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, light mayonnaise, and 2% reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese.

Yield:

Makes 12 to 15 appetizer servings

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Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup cocktail sauce
1 (16-ounce) container lump crabmeat, drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
Assorted crackers and fresh vegetables

Preparation

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add lemon juice and next 4 ingredients, beating until blended. Spoon mixture into a 9-inch serving dish. Cover and chill at least 20 minutes.

Spread cocktail sauce evenly over cream cheese mixture. Top with crabmeat; sprinkle with cheese, green onions, bell pepper, and ripe olives. Serve spread with crackers and fresh vegetables.

Note:

Velda Kay Hughes, Greenville, South Carolina,

April 2004