Langley Family Christmas: Crab Bites and Doug’s Dessert

Marcy Court submitted recipes that were favourites of her late husband.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Doug’s festive favourites

from Marcy Court

In memory of Doug Court

Christmas isn’t Christmas without Crab Bites. Over 20 years ago Doug’s twin sister, Gail, found the recipe in the Vancouver Sun and adopted it as family tradition. We have shared this appetizer and recipe with many over the years. Try them – you will love them, too.

Every Christmas at the Court house, two desserts were served. One was a new recipe each year; this second was the classic. When Doug was 6 years old he went to a birthday party and made such a fuss about the birthday cake he had, that his Mom had to phone the birthday boy’s Mom for the recipe. It became the family favorite not only at Christmas but at all family special occasions. We all knew it as ‘Doug’s Dessert’.

Crab Bites

Bake two tins Pillsbury Country biscuits

Cool and split biscuits

Combine the following ingredients and spread on biscuits:

120 grams (1 tin) crabmeat

1 cup mayonnaise

¾ cup ‘old’ grated cheddar cheese

Worcestershire cauce; salt; pepper

Place under broiler until brown and bubbly.

Doug’s Dessert

Bake (or buy) angel food cake.

Cut off top approximately ½-¾” down. Scoop well out of cake. When filling is almost set, fill well in cake. Put top back on and ice with whipping cream. Garnish with kiwi or strawberries.

1 small lime Jell-O powder

1 cup boiling water

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 can crushed pineapple (20 oz. well drained)

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