Crab and Cheddar Baked Wonton Purses Appetizer Recipe {Our Family Favorite Easy Finger Food}

Crab and Cheddar Baked Wonton Purses are an EASY finger food recipe ANYONE can make.  From start to finish – 30 minutes TOPS!  These are soooo delicious and always a huge hit with any crowd of hungry party goers.   When our family gets together for ANYTHING – these are always a must.  There’d be mutiny if I forgot them, I tell ya! 

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Easy and Delicious Finger Food to Make and always a big hit for parties - gameday and special celebrations

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The filling for these delish bite sized yummies is a recipe my husband made up.  He was hankering for something to spread on some boring ole bread and broil as an open faced sandwich.  Somebody served some artichoke wonton cups at a party I went to and I was like “Oh. em. gee. that crab stuff would be AWESOME like this!”  From there it evolved and finally became our FAVORITE finger food for game day, holidays, parties, movie night – you name it!    My Dad double checks before he accepts an invite or invites us over that these are FOR SURE going to be served.  Yup.  They’re THAT good.  

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Recipe - an Easy Finger Food that party guests will love

I mean…lookit them!

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Delicious Bite Sized Crowd-Pleasers to set out for family get togethers

So, now that you understand how important it is that you MAKE THESE – let’s get on with the how to-ing.    Go gather your ingredients  – you srsly might already have most of these on hand.

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. package of Crab Meat {imitation or real}
  • 4 C Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow or White Onion {whichever you prefer}
  • 1 6 oz. can of Black Olives
  • 1 12 oz. package {apx. 48 pieces} Wonton Wrappers {usually found in the produce section of any grocery store}

Preheat oven to 350°F. Press wonton wrappers into Mini-Muffin Pan using a Mini Tart Shaper or your fingers.

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Using Mini Tart Shaper to Press Wontons into Pan

Chop Crab Meat {real or imitation}, chop Onion, drain and chop Olives, {all can be chopped using a food chopper or by hand}.  I flippin’ LOVE my food chopper.

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Hand Chopper is easiest to chop up ingredients

 This is the one I love because it was  inexpensive and it works like a charm.  Some I’ve tried – the blade sticks, they are harder to clean and/or the blades just plain don’t work as well.  This one even comes with a little spatula type scraper to get all the delish bits out and a base if you want to chop nuts in it or whatevs.  

Now that you have everything all chopped up – put it all in one medium to large mixing bowl:

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Ingredients in the Bowl before Mixing - Side Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Ingredients in the Bowl before Mixing

Ready?  MIX IT ALL UP!  I do it by hand with a big ole metal spoon.  If you have a KitchenAid Mixer well GOOD for you.  Whatterya, a millionaire?   But yeah.  Use that, I guess….  So here’s your filling all mixed up and lookin yumtastic, right?

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Ingredients in the Bowl Mixed Up by Hand

Because you are a courteous host/hostess, you should really shove a huge spoonful of this in your mouth as is.  Just to make sure it’s good enough.  It will be.  Now, I know you will be tempted to stop there and use this yumminess as dip.  DO NOT STOP!  You will have a little bowl leftover for that – I PROMISE!  

K, now that you’ve pulled it together – Fill your prepared Wonton cups with the filling mix using a cookie dough scoop or a couple of dinner spoons {one scoop per muffin cup}.  Or whatever you want.  You ltrly can NOT screw these up.

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Scooping Filling into Won Ton Wrappers with Cookie Dough Scooper

Have you washed your hands, btw?  Cuz plz do for this next step if you haven’t already.  Pinch the tops of each filled won ton semi to completely closed {your preference} with your fancy hands.

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Hand Pinching Won Ton Wrappers Partially Closed

This is how they should look-ish when you have them in their happy little mini muffin pan all ready to pop in the oven.  Exciting, no? 

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - All Closed and Ready to Go into the Oven

Bake at 350°F 12-14 minutes {until the tips are medium to dark brown}. Let cool in pan 2 minutes. 

Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Bite Sized Yummies Carefully remove {hot hot hot} and serve warm.  On a pretty tray.  Or a paper plate.  It won’t matter – they will be gone in a flash. 

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Do not make the mistake of setting them out before you have set at least 6 aside for yourself.   I did that.  ONCE.  

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Now kick back and enjoy your party!  Like I said – you will have a little bowl leftover {unless you ate it all while you were making these – it happens} that you can heat up as a hot dip or spread on some bread and broil as the yummiest of open face sandwich melts.  Here’s the PRINTABLE recipe for you: 

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Crab and Cheddar Baked Wonton Purses
A crowd-pleasing rich appetizer that looks impressive yet is very easy and requires only 6 everyday ingredients! Baked wonton purses full of crab and cheddar cheese goodness. The perfect fast finger food recipe!
Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Yummy Bitesized Crowd-Pleasers - Perfect for any celebration
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Rating: 5
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
purses
Ingredients
  • 1.5 Pounds Crab Meat {packaged imitation or real fresh crab meat}
  • 4 Cups Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow or White Onion {whichever you prefer}
  • 1 6 oz. can of Black Olives
  • 1 12 oz. package {apx. 48 pieces} Wonton Wrappers {usually found in the produce section of any grocery store}
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
purses
Ingredients
  • 1.5 Pounds Crab Meat {packaged imitation or real fresh crab meat}
  • 4 Cups Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow or White Onion {whichever you prefer}
  • 1 6 oz. can of Black Olives
  • 1 12 oz. package {apx. 48 pieces} Wonton Wrappers {usually found in the produce section of any grocery store}
Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Easy Recipe - Yummy Bitesized Crowd-Pleasers - Perfect for any celebration
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Press wonton wrappers into Mini-Muffin Pan using a Mini Tart Shaper or your fingers. Chop Crab Meat {real or imitation},chop Onion, drain and chop Olives, {all can be chopped using a food chopper or by hand}.
  2. Mix chopped ingredients together well by hand in medium sized bowl with mayonnaise and shredded cheese.
  3. Fill prepared Wonton cups with the filling mix using a cookie dough scoop or dinner spoons {one scoop per muffin cup}. Pinch the tops of each filled won ton semi to completely closed {your preference} with your hands.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes {until the tips are medium to dark brown}. Let cool in pan 2 minutes. Carefully remove {hot hot hot} and serve warm. Recipe available online at DreaminginDIY.com
Recipe Notes

*If you end up with leftover filling - it's delicious heated up at 350°F in an oven safe dish for 14-16 minutes and served as a hot dip! It's also fantastic on bread as a broiled open faced sandwich.

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Crab and Cheddar Won Ton Purses Appetizer Recipe - Easy and Perfect for Parties and Special Fun Occasions

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9 Comments

  1. We made this after searching “family friendly appetizers” and you’re entirely right; it’s very hard not to eat as a dip. Cooking definitely takes edge off the onion though! Have you ever added a squeeze of lemon? I didn’t have any handy to try but I wonder if a bit of tang would work.

    1. hi Julie! I haven’t tried lemon, but if you love it with fish – why not, right? If you try it, let me know how it tastes! We make these ALL the time and depending on the strength of the onion we’ve had them turn out a bit overpowering here and there. Good thing we are big onion fans but my brother prefers when I put in less when he comes over. 🙂

  2. We make something similar. Here it is if you wan to try

    Cream cheese cause yum!
    Lil mayo
    Real lump crab cause I’m a Marylander and it’s against the law to use imitation
    Shredded cheddar cause..cheese!
    Dash or 5 of old bay seasoning

    I never really measure. I can’t eat raw onion as I’m allergic to the enzymes that disappear when cooked and hubster doesn’t like cooked onions. Yes we are a match made in heaven! I’m going to try adding olives, never thought about it.

    Also please consider a kitchenaid. Around Black Friday you can go online or to kohls and get one for really really cheap. Got mine 3 years ago. After kohls codes and the cash back I kid you not, 119.00. I was forced to choose white when I wanted red but I repeat 119 dollars!

    Love your blog! Hugs. ?

    1. Thank you so much, Tangee! I’m so trying your version. We are in Idaho…. so the real lump crab is harder to sneak up on and in the stores it’s SPENDY – but man do I getcha! I even have some Old Bay from when I visited my long distance bestie in Baltimore years ago. And, you’ll be happy to know, SINCE this post I have been blessed with a KitchenAid (see my post about the cord bundler so you can see how pretty it is and get some of these cheap things for yours! You will LOVE it!} https://dreamingindiy.com/small-kitchen-appliance-and-power-tool-cord-organization-tip-cheap-and-easy/ I hit a screaming lightening deal and pounced on it! SO glad I did! Hugs right back atcha and can’t wait to try your recipe! What do we call it btw?

    1. Hi, Debbie! I’ve never tried it because they are SO quick to make, but I don’t see why not! The wonton wrappers are refrigerated anyway. My only concern would be the bottoms getting a little more soggy so you might have to cook them for a minute or two longer, but don’t burn the tips! You could always make the filling ahead of time and then just keep the bowl of it in your fridge until you are ready to scoop them into the tin and wonton wrappers. Either way, I’m sure they would be delish. There’s really no way to ruin these babies! ENJOY and let me know how they turn out!

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