Bread Boat with Crab Spread

A fresh-baked Pillsbury® crusty French loaf holds a tasty filling in an amazing appetizer that's perfect for a crowd.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
1
cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
tablespoon white wine Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
small clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1
can (6 oz) crabmeat, well drained
1
jar (2 oz) diced pimiento, drained
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake French loaf as directed on can. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, mix remaining ingredients except parsley. Set aside.
  • 3 Cut 1 inch from top of loaf. Cut top into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket. With sharp knife, cut around inside of loaf, leaving 1/2-inch-thick sides. Remove bread, leaving inside of loaf hollow. Cut removed bread into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket.
  • 4 Microwave cream cheese mixture uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes or until hot, stirring twice. Spoon hot mixture into hollowed-out loaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve spread with bread pieces and/or crackers.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake French loaf as directed on can. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, mix remaining ingredients except parsley. Set aside.
  • 3 Cut 1 inch from top of loaf. Cut top into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket. With sharp knife, cut around inside of loaf, leaving 1/2-inch-thick sides. Remove bread, leaving inside of loaf hollow. Cut removed bread into 1-inch pieces; place in serving basket.
  • 4 Microwave cream cheese mixture uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes or until hot, stirring twice. Spoon hot mixture into hollowed-out loaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve spread with bread pieces and/or crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Vary the flavor by substituting Swiss or pepper Jack cheese for the Asiago cheese.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (excluding hollowed-out loaf)
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.