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Meatballs in Apple Butter

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating


8 meatballs

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
"The apple butter and maple syrup give these simple sausage balls a delicious zing," says Joan Reesman, Franklin, Tennessee.


  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup


  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 thermometer reads 160°. Cool.
  2. Transfer to a microwave-safe serving dish. In a small bowl, combine apple butter and syrup; pour over meatballs. Stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Microwave, covered, on high for 1 minute or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 44 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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