Cheesy Crab Bread

Cheesy Crab Bread

My family reunions are all about sharing a few laughs, sharing a few beers, and – of course – sharing delicious recipes. We held our first “official” Morris family reunion last week on a lake in Gaylord, Michigan (aka: God’s Country) where I grew up, hence the recent blog neglect! But I’m happy to say I came back to Seattle refreshed and richer in both memories and cooking ideas. My sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Billy, are incredible cooks. They brought a little gourmet to our otherwise raucous gathering and I’m happy to share some of the food they shared with us!

Silly Sisters: Kelly, Sue, Cathy and Me

One of the biggest crowd-pleasers was a Cheesy Crab Bread appetizer. It disappeared so fast, I couldn’t even snap a photo, let alone get more than one mouthful! Yeah, that’s how good this stuff is. I couldn’t wait to get home to make it for myself. Before I give you the recipe, I have to give you a warning: if you’re sharing this with a group, find a good hiding place and don’t be afraid to throw some elbows to make sure you save yourself a slice!

Otsego Lake Family Reunion


1 jar old english cheese (usually in cheese aisle, not refigerated)
1/2-1 tsp garlic powder (more or less as desired)
1 Tbsp mayo
1/2 stick butter softened
1-2 cans crab meat (more is better for me)
(I also added dried chives)
1 pkg english muffins

1. Mix all ingredients and spread on english muffins
2. Freeze until hard enough to cut into quarters (I make ahead and leave in freezer for up to a couple of weeks then pull out as I want them)
3. When ready to serve, cut each english muffin into quarters and place on ungreased pan.
4. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
5. Garnish with any herbs if you wish and serve!


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