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Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce Recipe

Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 476 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 1,080 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Ham Cups with Cherry Sauce

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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."

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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer