This elegant appetizer dip is a deliciously simple combination of lump crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, shallots, and red bell pepper.

A two-part serving dish of warm crab dip and slices of toasted baguette.

This simple recipe combines lump crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, red bell pepper and shallot to make a rich, creamy dip to serve with crackers or toasted slices of baguette.

Warm Crab Dip

Warm Crab Dip

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This elegant appetizer dip is a deliciously simple combination of lump crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, shallots, and red bell pepper.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces lump crabmeat
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • 1/2 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper, seeded and minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Butter the inside of a small, ovenproof casserole. Place the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, shallots and red bell pepper in a mixing bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Combine until smooth, then gently fold in the crabmeat.
  • Transfer the mixture the prepared casserole and bake, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve with crackers or lightly toasted slices of baguette.
Calories: 112kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 195mg, Sugar: 1g
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