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Apricot Ham Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

2 dozen

My family requests these ham balls for our annual Christmas Eve open house.
Apricot Ham Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups apricot nectar, divided
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk eggs with 3/4 cup nectar. Stir in bread crumbs and onion. Add ham and sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients and remaining nectar. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, until meat is no longer pink, 45-50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 192 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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