Crispy Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with Nectarine Salsa

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Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. 

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups | 2 Cookin Mamas Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. #appetizer #crabcakes #goatcheese #fall #recipe #wontoncups #TheFreshMarket #TFMCrabBash @TheFreshMarket #AD

I can’t believe fall is here and I get to enjoy all the bounty of the season! And one of my favorite foods to enjoy during autumn is crab. Thank goodness for The Fresh Market for hosting a delicious Crab Bash with all sorts of delectable crab offerings. They’ve got Wild Snow Crab Leg Clusters, Jumbo Soft-Shell Blue Crabs and the most succulent, amazing Ultimate Lump Crab Cakes.

The Fresh Market Crab Selection

It’s always so much fun to visit The Fresh Market. I must go there at least 3 times a week looking at their fresh produce, seasonal goodies and great tasting prepared meals. They carefully select their product offerings to make entertaining easy, weeknight dinners a breeze, all with friendly, helpful personnel. Of course, when thinking of their signature products, I can’t pass up the chance to praise their fantastic selection of prime meats, like their prime filet mignon (check out the filet mignon with herb butter recipe I prepared here) and, of course, their sensational seafood. In fact, this is one store that my husband will gladly stop in on his way home from work whenever I ask. And he always comes home with more than I asked for because everything always looks sooooo good!

The Fresh Market Autumn Display

Since we’re talking Crab Bash, the Ultimate Crab Cakes caught my eye and I just had to buy them. They really are stuffed full of lump crab meat, 80% to be exact, along with a few other simple ingredients that are only there to enhance the delicate flavor of the crab. There are no fillers, just pure crabby goodness! That’s the kind of crab cakes I love! And the fact that these crab cakes are made of crab that has been sustainably caught in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. That’s a big plus for me. If you love crab, you’ve got to check out their Crab Bash Page for more cooking and serving tips.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with Nextarine Salsa ingredients tall

You really can’t go wrong with any of The Fresh Market crab cakes, whether the Ultimate Lump Crab Cakes or the Maryland Crab Cakes, but I do have a soft spot for the Maryland variety since I lived there for a few years. And they do match up with the crab cakes I used to get on the coast. Full of tender, succulent meat that is full of flavor. They make the perfect breakfast, aka Crab Cakes Benedict, dinner or any number of appetizers, like our Stuffed Mushrooms, Crab Martinis or these Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups I made for you today.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with Nectarine Salsa overhead

I’ve had these crab cakes for dinner many times, and whether I saute the cakes, bake them or put them on a salad, they’re always delicious. Today I wanted to fix something for the upcoming weekend’s football get-together. I know, I know, you’re thinking I’m spoiling my friends with all this crab, and you’re so right! But, the fact that right now, from September 5 – October 2, as part of The Fresh Market Crab Bash, you can get 2 crab cakes for just $10, it’s the perfect time to serve it up.

These Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are so easy to make and take less than 30 minutes!

The steps are quick and simple.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups forming mini crab cakes

  • Press down the crab cake so it has a flat surface. Using a small mouthed glass, divide crab cake into small rounds. You’ll get about 6 per crab cake. Aren’t those the cutest mini crab cakes?

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups prep

  • Place wonton wrappers in a muffin tin. Cut little rounds of goat cheese and place in bottom of wonton wrappers. Top with mini crab cakes.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups ready to bake closeup

  • That’s it! Bake for 12 minutes.

This Nectarine Salsa is bright, fresh, easy to make and the perfect complement to these Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups.

While wonton appetizers are baking, make this fresh nectarine salsa. The produce selection at The Fresh Market is amazing and I found everything I needed – nectarines, jalapenos, green peppers, red onions, cilantro, limes and tomatoes. Dice and mix all together then refrigerate.

Nectarine Salsa with ingredients

Carefully remove appetizers from muffin tin and plate with a few slices of lemon or lime.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with nectarine Salsa square

Add a touch of nectarine salsa to top or red pepper salsa.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with nectarine Salsa adding salsa | 2 Cookin Mamas Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. #appetizer #crabcakes #goatcheese #fall #recipe #wontoncups #TheFreshMarket TFMCrabBash #AD

 

Now I’m ready for the football fanatics! I bought some gorgeous fall flowers from The Fresh Market as my centerpiece and the perfect fall drink to accompany these crab wonton cups, apple cider, from their seasonal selection. Of course, that apple cider makes a great Apple Cider Margarita too for an all-around fantastic autumn halftime treat.

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with nectarine Salsa table setting

Enjoy!

5 from 9 votes
Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with nectarine Salsa square
CRISPY GOAT CHEESE CRAB WONTON CUPS
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keywords: #salsa, 30 minute appetizer, crab cakes, gameday food, goat cheese, nectarines, wonton wrappers
Servings: 12 crab wontons
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Wonton Cups
  • 2 Ultimate Lump Crab Cakes
  • 8 oz creamy goat cheese (I used Garlic & Herb Goat's Milk Cheese)
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • Garnish: Green onions finely chopped (optional)
Nectarine Salsa
  • 2 nectarines diced small
  • 1 tomato diced small
  • 1/4 green bell pepper diced small
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion diced small
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped fine
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice about 1 lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
Directions
Wonton Cups
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non stick spray.
  2. Slightly flatten each of the large crab cakes.
  3. Using a glass with a small mouth or a medium cookie scoop make 6 mini cakes out of each larger crab cake. Of course, hands will work too!
  4. Place a wonton wrapper into each muffin cup. Press down to form a small cup.
  5. Slice goat cheese thinly and put one slice into each wonton wrapper.
  6. Top cheese with a mini crab cake.
  7. Bake in oven for 12 minutes.
  8. While wonton cups are baking make nectarine salsa.
Nectarine Salsa
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. When wonton cups are done, remove from oven and lift out carefully with a fork.

  3. Now you can either serve with nectarine salsa and maybe a roasted red pepper sauce on the side or top each filled wonton cup with a little salsa and you're ready to go.

Nutrition Facts
CRISPY GOAT CHEESE CRAB WONTON CUPS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 5.7%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups with nectarine Salsa pin | 2 Cookin Mamas Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. #appetizer #crabcakes #goatcheese #fall #recipe #wontoncups #TheFreshMarket #TFMCrabBash @TheFreshMarket #AD

 

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Goat Cheese Crab Wonton Cups are an easy, tasty appetizer for entertaining. Creamy goat cheese is topped with a mini crab cake and baked in a wonton cup for the perfect handheld appetizer that is sure to please all seafood lovers. Top them with a little nectarine salsa for an extra special kick. #appetizer #crabcakes #goatcheese #fall #recipe #wontoncups @TheFreshMarket #TheFreshMarket #TFMCrabBash #AD

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites
    09/26/2018 at 9:34 am

    These sound so delicious and perfect for a party!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:54 pm

      When I served them for the football game this weekend they were gone in a flash.

  • Reply
    Noel Lizotte
    09/26/2018 at 10:10 am

    I love everything about this!
    Talk about a great way to fancy up convenience foods from the market! … and you just can’t go wrong with crab cakes!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:54 pm

      My thoughts exactly! Love crab cakes and the way The Fresh Market makes theirs is a big plus.

  • Reply
    Sue | the view from great island
    09/26/2018 at 10:46 am

    These would be lovely to serve over the holidays, that salsa is epic!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:56 pm

      That salsa really makes these wontons a hit. I was surprised when I served them at a little get-together when everyone asked for the salsa recipe.

  • Reply
    Leslie
    09/26/2018 at 11:46 am

    I’m intrigued. That nectarine salsa sounds fabulous!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks! It was the perfect complement to the crab cakes.

  • Reply
    Gabi
    09/26/2018 at 12:27 pm

    These crab wonton cups will be the hit on any fall party. I love how you combine them with fresh nectarine salsa. Yummy!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:57 pm

      I love little handheld appetizers and the wonton cups hold all that delicious salsa right where it belongs – on top of the crab cake. 🙂

  • Reply
    Leslie
    09/26/2018 at 1:49 pm

    This looks delicious. The nectarine salsa has great flavors to compliment the crab.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:58 pm

      It works really well with seafood. I’ve also had it with chicken and it’s delicious with that as well.

  • Reply
    Justine Howell
    09/26/2018 at 4:49 pm

    Goat cheese is so good, perfect appetizer I was looking for.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:58 pm

      You sound like my sister. She loves anything with goat cheese in it. 🙂 And the herbed goat cheese was the perfect choice.

  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    09/26/2018 at 5:45 pm

    What a perfect idea for fall parties! I’m having a party this weekend and will make this! My guests will love it!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hope the crab cake appetizer was a hit and your party a success.

  • Reply
    Courtney
    09/27/2018 at 1:52 pm

    these are easy to make, yet impressive. Great recipe!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/30/2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks! I love easy but impressive appetizers that I can make ahead and enjoy the party too.

  • Reply
    Kristen King
    09/29/2018 at 5:46 pm

    I love how fancy this looks to be a pretty simple to make recipe! What a great idea!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:37 pm

      It’s one of my favorite things about the recipe. Fancy looking but not hard to make.

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