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Crostini and canapés may just be the perfect finger food! Make the classics or experiment with fun topping. Meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies, chutneys and more are waiting for your creative touch!

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By á-2710

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (19 Votes)
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Servings 48
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 30

  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) package imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced

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Imitation crab and cucumbers come together with the hot sauce of your choice to make these creamy and crunchy Crab ...

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  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
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  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, finely grated
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  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
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  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
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