Cranberry Crab Phyllo Cups are a super easy-to-make appetizer that is perfect for a fall or holiday gathering or party.
I served these Cranberry Grab Phyllo Cups at a girl’s get-together in the fall and we all loved them. I was a little worried about mixing cranberry and crab, but no worry was needed because they happen to be delicious together! This is such a simple appetizer to create. It will literally take you just a few minutes to put it together.
- whole berry cranberry sauce (canned is fine)
- cream cheese
- minced crab meat (canned is fine)
- green onion
- mini phyllo shells (frozen)
How to make Cranberry Crab Phyllo Cups:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
About Phyllo Cups:
Phyllo cups can be found in the freezer section of your market. They should be placed next to the regular phyllo dough. They’re most available during the fall and holiday season. You may need to check a couple of stores before you can locate them.
What can you expect with this appetizer? The phyllo cups are crisp and flaky. The filling is delicious- just a mix of cream cheese, crab and green onion. It softens up a bit upon baking. And then there’s the little scoop of cranberry on top. So yummy!
These are one-bite appetizers! This makes them so easy to eat. Your guests can pick them up with their fingers and eat them in one bite. They’re not messy. They’re delicious. Enjoy!
The Best Holiday Appetizer Recipes:
- Sundried Tomato Polenta Bites
- Cranberry Feta Pinwheels
- Spinach Palmiers
- Chickpea Dip with Toasted Cumin and Pomegranate
- Cranberry Meatballs
If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below
Cranberry Crab Phyllo Cups
- ½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- ⅓ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup minced crab meat
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
- 15 mini phyllo shells, thawed
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the phyllo cups on a cookie sheet.
- Scoop the cranberry sauce into a small bowl. Stir gently with a fork until smooth.
- In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, crab, and onion. Fill each shell with about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture. Top with ½ teaspoon of the sauce.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Look for the mini-phyllo shells in your market's freezer section (near the puff pastry). Sometimes they're only carried seasonally (fall holiday time).
- If you're counting WW Points be sure to use low fat cream cheese.