Little Clambakes

Little Clambakes

8 ounces cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) can minced clams
4 dozen buttery crackers (like Ritz)
1/2 teaspoon liquid red pepper seasoning
1 tablespoon bottled onion juice
Paprika

Soften cheese in medium-size bowl. Drain clams, add to cheese with onion juice and red pepper seasoning. Mix well to blend (if making ahead, store covered in refrigerator). Just before serving, spread clam mixture on crackers, about 1 teaspoon on each. Sprinkle lightly with paprika, then place on large cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes, or just until heated through but not browned.

Garnish with sliced black olives and watercress leaves, if desired.