Glazed Ham Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.


10 servings

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
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


  • 3 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% 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. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oats and ham; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 15x10x1-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, 2 minutes. Pour over ham balls.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until browned, 35-40 minutes.

Can you freeze Glazed Ham Balls?

Freeze cooled ham balls mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

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