As you well know, hosting a holiday party is not an easy task. When your guests ring the doorbell, they have very high expectations. If you are not prepared, you can easily wreck the party. So, how do you ensure you entertain guests without stressing yourself out? By hosting a casual brunch. You can make simple delicacies and enjoy a lovely morning meal with your friends. The next time you invite guests over for brunch, wow them with this holiday brunch recipe that’s straight from Betty Crocker’s kitchen.
Holiday Brunch: Maple-Glazed Meatballs Recipe
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For the Glaze
- ¼ cup of real maple syrup
- ¼ cup of apple butter
- 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
For the Meatballs
- ¼ tsp of pepper
- ½ cup of finely chopped apple (sweet-tart)
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ kilogram of ground pork
- ¾ tsp of fennel seeds (crushed)
- 1 shallot (finely chopped)
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of whole wheat bread (Crushed into fine crumbs with food processor)
- 2 tsp of fresh sage leaves (chopped)
- Heat your oven to 400⁰ Use foil to line a cookie sheet and spray it with cooking spray.
- Mix the meatball ingredients in a large bowl using your hands or a wooden spoon.
- After the ingredients are well combined, make small (1-inch) meatballs.
- Place the meatballs on the cookie sheet. Set them 1-inch apart.
- Bake them for 10 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the center.
- Mix the glaze ingredients until they are well combined.
- Brush the meatballs with half of the glaze and bake them for 3-5 more minutes.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place it on a rack to cool.
- Trickle the remaining glaze over the meatballs before serving.
Image via: Betty Crocker
The festive season is the best time to embrace the weekend tradition of having brunch. People spend more time at home and aren’t in a rush to get outside. If you love waking up to a crisp cool morning and looking in the fridge for clever culinary inspirations, you’ll enjoy making this holiday brunch recipe. The ingredients are easily available in fall and you may discover you have them all in the house.
What holiday recipes will you be serving up this season?