Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Balls Recipe
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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Balls Recipe

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My family prefers these to a traditional roasted ham. It seems they gobble them up as soon as I set them out. You can make them ahead and reheat the next day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltines (about 45 crackers)
  • 2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 338 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and cracker crumbs. Crumble ham and pork over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Drain ham balls; drizzle with syrup mixture; toss to coat. Bake 10 minutes longer or until glazed. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Ham Balls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p174

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kimb0 User ID: 7108367 224229
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"We did not like these at all. When I was mixing them up, I feared they would be dry and I was right. Just all around not good."

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