Perfect for holiday brunches, mini pork meatballs are a sweet and salty alternative to sides of bacon or sausage.

Source: Midwest Living


Maple-Apple Glaze


  • Line a15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; coat with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg lightly with a fork. Stir in oats, apple, sage, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper. Add pork; mix until combined.

  • Shape mixture into 40, 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs 1/2 inch apart in prepared baking pan.

  • Bake meatballs in a 400° F oven on the middle rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through (160°F).

Maple-Apple Glaze
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat jelly and maple syrup over medium-low heat, whisking until jelly is melted and mixture is smooth. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the jelly mixture over the baked meatballs, lightly toss to coat and bake meatballs 2 minutes more.

  • Transfer meatballs to a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup of jelly mixture. If you like, garnish with fresh sage.


Prepare meatballs as directed through step 2. Cover and chill meatballs up to 4 hours. To serve, uncover meatballs and bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; total fat 12g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 64mg; sodium 191mg; potassium 229mg; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 1g; sugar 13g; protein 11g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 68IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 7mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 28mg; iron 1mg.