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Apricot-Glazed Ham Balls

Makes: 30 servings
Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs  (low) or 1-1/2 to 2 hours (high)
Apricot-Glazed Ham Balls
Ingredients
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 1/2  cup  graham cracker crumbs
  • 2  tablespoons  unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1  teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  pound  ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2  pound  ground pork
  • 1/2  cup  snipped dried apricots
  • 1 18  ounce jar  apricot preserves
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1  tablespoon  cider vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
Directions

1. For meatballs, in a large bowl combine egg, graham cracker crumbs, the 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, dry mustard, and salt. Add ground ham, ground pork, and snipped apricots; mix well. Shape into 30 meatballs. In a 15x10x1-inch baking pan arrange meatballs in a single layer. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Drain well. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker place cooked meatballs.

2. For sauce, in a small bowl combine apricot preserves, the 1/3 cup pineapple juice, vinegar, and ginger. Pour sauce over meatballs.

3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

4. Serve immediately or keep covered on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Gently stir just before serving. Serve with toothpicks. Makes 30 meatballs.

Nutrition Facts (Apricot-Glazed Ham Balls)
  • Servings Per Recipe 30,
  • cal. (kcal) 86,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 15,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 15,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 151,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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