Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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THIS RECIPE is my family's traditional Easter entree. The individual cups are pretty on the plate, especially when topped with the bright cherry sauce. Since we raise pigs, we have a good pork supply. -Ellen Martin, Oxford, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted red cherries, undrained
  • Red food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 476 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1080mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs and ground mustard. Add ham and pork; mix well. Shape into eight equal portions; pat lightly into 2-3/4-in. muffin cups. Combine brown sugar and prepared mustard; sprinkle over cups. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. For sauce, combine cornstarch and sugar in a saucepan. Add cherries; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. If desired, stir in 4-5 drops food coloring. Serve over ham cups. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce in Reminisce March/April 1997, p49

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puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 15975
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This was very good. The only change it made was that I used 1 cup of dry bread crumbs and added a little milk to moisten it. The sauce was delicious but a little too sweet for me. I think I may cut the sugar down to 1/4 c. Next time."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 43269
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"The only difference I made was for the soft bread crumbs I used Health Nut bread. They were very good."

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