Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Baked Crab Rangoon with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

I have always loved Crab Rangoon but always assumed, because of their simple delectableness, that they would be difficult to make. However this recipe was surprisingly simplistic and the finished product tasted superb. And the best part about this recipe is that there is no frying involved! I would tell you that this recipe serves 6, 2 crab rangoons per person, however I made 6 tonight and “accidentally” ate all of them. So I will put it this way, this recipe makes 12 crab rangoon.

Crab Rangoon
1 can (6 oz.) high quality white crabmeat, drained
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise

½ teaspoon Sriracha
hot chili sauce
2 teaspoons finely sliced chives, plus more for garnish

fresh ground pepper to taste

12 won ton wrappers
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
 In a bowl, mix together crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Sriracha, chives, and pepper.  Place 1 won ton wrapper in each 12 mini muffin cups. Fill the center of each won ton cup with crab mixture and fold sides up. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges of cups are golden brown and filling is heated through. Garnish with reserved chives.

While your crab rangoon are baking you can make the sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 cup sugar 
3/4 cup white wine vinegar 
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 
3/4 cup pineapple juice 
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring 

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, 1/2 cup water and pineapple juice. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring, until sugar dissolves. 

Blend the cornstarch with the remaining 2 tablespoons of water. Bring the pineapple juice mixture to a boil again, and stir the cornstarch mixture into the sauce, stirring a few moments until thickened. 

Stir in the food coloring, remove from the heat, and serve alongside the crab rangoon.

*This recipe was a compilation of recipes found on pinterest, my new inspiration for recipes, and general web searches.


  1. This looks so good and so easy! I'm going to give it a try! :)

  2. Great! Let me know how it turns out. I love taking these to parties with friends.

  3. I was making pork wontons and wanted a dipping sauce to go with them. Amazing! I didn't bother adding the food coloring since it was just us eating it and we don't care what it looks like. Thanks for the recipe!