Crab Meat Imperial

Crab Meat Imperial from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Main Course

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Ready Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, divided
  • OR 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 (6 1/2 oz.) cans crab meat, drained thoroughly
  • 2 tablespoons pimiento strips
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or ground red pepper, or to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  • MELT 1/4 cup shortening in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir in green pepper. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in crab meat and pimiento strips.
  • MELT 1/2 cup shortening in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Blend in flour; cook until bubbly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes.
  • COMBINE mayonnaise, salt, mustard, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce in small bowl. Stir into hot sauce. Stir in crab meat mixture. Spoon into 6 shell ramekins or 10-ounce custard cups. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon crumbs. Place ramekins or custard cups on baking sheet.
  • BAKE 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce is lightly browned and bubbly. Sprinkle lightly with paprika, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 brownie of 36), Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 16g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.