I bring this crab mold every Christmas and it doesn't last long. I have served it with saltine crackers and cocktail rye bread, but you can use whatever you'd like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Process celery, green onions, and crab in a food processor until finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl; let stand until softened, about 10 minutes.

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  • Bring chicken soup to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir gelatin mixture into soup, dissolving completely. Remove from heat and cool until slightly warm. Stir cream cheese and mayonnaise into soup mixture until smooth; stir Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce into soup mixture.

  • Pour soup mixture into food processor with crab mixture and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a 5-cup mold. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

I use a 5-cup mold that has separate lids for each major holiday. For Christmas it is a tree, so I lightly spray the lid with cooking spray and lightly sprinkle it with paprika before I pour the mixture into the mold. Then when I remove the mold it has a red tree on the top of it.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 17.1g; cholesterol 33.7mg; sodium 316.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Very very good. I like spice so I use a little more hot sauce. Great to take to a party or a dinner. I like the idea for decorating the top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2020
BLAND!!!! I added a tiny dash of Cayenne but in hindsight I should have added more. Maybe some salt? I don't know. It didn't taste terrible it was "ok" but just SO BLAND! I tried putting some Frank's hot sauce on it but then it just tasted 100% like Frank's hot sauce. I think I will add some cayenne to the leftovers and maybe it will make a good condiment for a sandwich. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Very very good. I like spice so I use a little more hot sauce. Great to take to a party or a dinner. I like the idea for decorating the top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2012
This is good. Best on saltines. Next time I might add 1 more can of crab meat for more crab flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2013
Just made this for Christmas '13. The family and friends loved it. It makes a good amount for a party. If you want to get wild add a little minced garlic:) Thanks for the recipe. This would double really well as a filling for mushrooms or maybe even some breakfast crepes or omelette. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2015
The flavor is okay but the jelly-like consistency is weird. It looks beautiful ( I even did a crab stencil in paprika) but when you cut into it... Just odd. I might make it as a dip next time forget the gelatin and molding it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
Reminds me of Christmas at my moms... Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/03/2020
BLAND!!!! I added a tiny dash of Cayenne but in hindsight I should have added more. Maybe some salt? I don't know. It didn't taste terrible it was "ok" but just SO BLAND! I tried putting some Frank's hot sauce on it but then it just tasted 100% like Frank's hot sauce. I think I will add some cayenne to the leftovers and maybe it will make a good condiment for a sandwich. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2015
I followed the recipe exactly except for adding a total of 3 cans of crabmeat. It has a very good flavor. But I was not firm enough to unmold. The crab meat was obliterated in the processor. I think next time I will add 2 packs of gelatin and mix the crab meat in by hand.. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2014
Recipe didn't gel like expected. Crab flavor was weak. Read More
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