Glazed Ham Balls Recipe
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Meet the Cook: Over the years, I have found this recipe ideal for using leftovers from a baked ham. The pleasantly soft ham balls are glazed with a thick sauce that's slightly sweet with a hint of cloves. I frequently take them to church potlucks. -Esther Leitch, Fredericksburg, Virginia
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, optional
  • 1-3/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Directions

In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oats and ham; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and cloves if desired. Stir in pineapple juice, corn syrup, vinegar and mustard until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until browned. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Ham Balls in Country Woman September/October 1999, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 531 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1574mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, optional
  • 1-3/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oats and ham; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and cloves if desired. Stir in pineapple juice, corn syrup, vinegar and mustard until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until browned. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Ham Balls in Country Woman September/October 1999, p33

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