Apple Stuffing Balls
I served these fun appetizers for the first time on Thanksgiving. My family asked me to make them several times after that, so the tasty little bites made an appearance on my Christmas spread that year, too. They’re now a holiday tradition.
PREP: 15 MIN. • BAKE: 30 MIN. MAKES: 18 STUFFING BALLS ¹₄ cup butter, cubed 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 celery ribs, finely chopped 3 large eggs, beaten ¹₄ cup minced fresh parsley ³₄ tsp. salt ¹₂ tsp. dried thyme ¹₄ tsp. pepper 9 cups soft bread crumbs 2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add the onion and celery; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or just until tender. 2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs, apples and onion mixture. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place stuffing balls in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. 1 STUFFING BALL 106 cal., 4g fat (2g sat. fat), 38mg chol., 245mg sod., 14g carb. (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g pro. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
APPLE STUFFING BALLS