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Meatballs in Apple Butter

"'The apple butter and maple syrup give these simple sausage balls a delicious zing,' says Joan Reesman, Franklin, Tennessee."
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5 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Roll sausage into 1-in. balls. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F and meat is no longer pink; drain. Cool; place in a resealable plastic bag. Combine apple butter and syrup; pour over meatballs. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Before serving, transfer meatballs and sauce to a microwave-safe serving dish. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through. Serve immediately.

Footnotes

  • This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving: 4 meatballs equals 171 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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These were a huge hit, but I have to admit that I was short on time, so I used frozen Swedish meatballs and then just did the apple butter and maple syrup. They were cleared out in no time, and ...

Most helpful critical review

These were only ok.. I've had much better tasting meatballs

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These were a huge hit, but I have to admit that I was short on time, so I used frozen Swedish meatballs and then just did the apple butter and maple syrup. They were cleared out in no time, and ...

I love to bring this to holiday get togethers. Note: Form balls out of sausage (don't get premade meatballs, the sausage makes all the difference) and fry up in a pan. I use a whole lb. Pl...

These were only ok.. I've had much better tasting meatballs

I followed the directions exactly - used some breakfast sausage I had on hand - worked just fine; easy and delish! Great flavor.

They were the only thing on the table after brunch.

These were good. Tasted just fine but they did not go over well at my gathering. People tasted them once and never went back. Some never tried at all. The color could have been the problem l...

Good. Easy. Note that 1/4 pound is for two people, so we did 3/4 pound and they went pretty well.

Very good recipe to use with excess apple butter and for appetizers during the holidays.