Hot Artichoke Crabmeat Dip

1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 cup mayo

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped

1 pkg (8 oz.) imitation crabmeat, chopped (1 1/2 c.)

3/4 c. (3 oz.) grated fresh parmesan cheese

1/3 c. thinly sliced green onions with tops

1 lemon

1/8 tsp. grond. black pepper

1/3 c. chopped red bell pepper

Additional slcied green onions

Baked Pita Chips

1 Preheat oven to 350. Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise: mix well. add garlic.

2. add artichokes, crabmeat, cheese, green onions, 1 tsp. lemon zest, and black pepper. mix well.

3. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Bake 25-30 min. or until golden brown around edges. Sprinkle with red bell pepper and additional green onions.

Serve with baked pita chips.

Yield: 4 cups (16 servings)

*any style imitation crabmeat-chunk, flake or leg--can be used in this recipe.

* dip can be made up to a day in advance and heated according to recipe when ready to serve.