Recipes and Cooking Saucy Apricot 'n' Spiced Meatballs Try this saucy slow cooker meatball recipe as part of the appetizer spread for your next cocktail party or potluck. The combination of sweet sauce and savory meatballs will make this easy party snack recipe disappear in a flash. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 10, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup soft bread crumbs 2 tablespoon fat-free milk 1 egg white ¼ cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup finely snipped dried apricots ½ teaspoon salt 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder or chili powder 6 ounce lean ground pork 6 ounce uncooked ground turkey breast Spiced Apricot Sauce Spiced Apricot Sauce ½ cup apricot nectar 1 teaspoon cornstarch ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder or chili powder ⅛ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; lightly grease foil. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs and milk. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in egg white, onion, dried apricots, salt, garlic, and chili powder. Add ground pork and ground turkey; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 24 meatballs. Place meatballs in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are done (160°F). Drain meatballs on paper towels, if necessary. Place meatballs in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add Spiced Apricot Sauce; toss gently to coat. Turn cooker to warm setting or low-heat setting; keep meatballs warm for up to 2 hours. Makes 12 servings. Spiced Apricot Sauce In a small saucepan combine apricot nectar, cornstarch, ancho chili powder, salt, and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Makes about 1/2 cup. Prepare meatballs as directed through Step 2; cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Prepare sauce as directed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To serve, place meatballs in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add sauce; toss gently to coat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until heated through. Turn to warm setting or leave on low-heat setting; keep warm for up to 2 hours. Nutrition Facts per meatball: 38 cal., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 8 mg chol., 78 mg sodium, 3 g carb., 0 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 38 Calories 2g Fat 3g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 38 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 8mg 3% Sodium 78mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Protein 3g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.