Ham Balls with Currant Glaze

Prepare the tangy sweet glaze while the ham balls bake, then spoon it over for a glistening finish.


Ham Balls with Currant Glaze

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2   
    beaten eggs
  • 3/4  cup 
    finely crushed graham crackers (11 or 12 squares)
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
  • 1/4  cup 
    milk
  • 1   tablespoon 
    Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 1   pound 
    ground fully cooked ham
  • 8   ounces 
    ground pork
  •  
    Kumquats (optional)
  • 1/2  cup 
    currant jelly
  • 1   tablespoon 
    prepared horseradish
  • 1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded orange peel
  • 1   tablespoon 
    orange juice
Directions
1.
In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, crushed crackers, onion, milk, mustard, and pepper. Add ground ham and ground pork; mix well. Shape into 12 balls, using about 1/3 cup mixture for each ball. Place ham balls in a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
2.
Bake ham balls, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
3.
Meanwhile, for Currant Glaze, in a small saucepan combine currant jelly, horseradish, orange peel, and orange juice. Cook and stir until jelly melts and mixture is smooth.
4.
Remove balls from baking dish; spoon glaze over ham balls. If desired, garnish with kumquats. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 356, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 141, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 31, pro. (g) 30, sodium (mg) 1227, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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