The flavors of Fall have been kicked up a notch or two with this little beautiful bite, graced with the sweet and simple addition of Apple Butter! Yep, something as simple as Apple Butter has turned this awesome, bacon, meatball bite into something extraordinary!
Each bite is gloriously glazed with the sweet and slightly spicy succulent and sticky sauce. I never knew that Apple Butter could add so much to a dish, but wow..it sure did. Now, just in time for the ‘exciting’ football season, you can have a fun, simple fall flavored appetizer, in a matter of minutes, with minimal effort.
And when I say “you” can have it..I mean it! YEP~ YOU have a chance to win a giant jar of Musselman’s Apple Butter and an adorable bowl to mix up your own super sauce! PLUS..some of Musselman’s incredible recipe cards for inspiration!
See how you can win after the recipe below!!
What you’ll need:
Fully Cooked meatballs…defrosted! As many as you’d like, for the amount of bacon you have.
1 lb. Bacon
Pretzel sticks..one for each bite.
1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
1/4 cup brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper..optional, but SO good!
In a medium bowl combine the apple butter, brown sugar and cayenne pepper until well mixed…
Now wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon and “drill a hole” into each Meatball with a skewer or long object…
Slide a pretzel stick through the hole…
Brush on the apple butter glaze..
Bake them on a rack on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for approx. 25-30 minutes, or until they’re a dark, sticky beautiful delight…
Let them cool…
Serve them up…
Watch them go… hopefully into your mouth! ~Enjoy! 🙂
NOW FOR THE CONTEST!!
YOU have the chance of winning this incredible Musselman’s Apple Butter prize pack including an adorable Fall inspired ceramic bowl to serve all of your appley creations, creative recipe cards for inspiration, and a HUGE jar of Apple Butter so you can get busy creating your own sticky sweet goodies!
**All you need to do, is tell me below how you’d use the Apple Butter! That’s it, one winner will be chosen by Monday, October 27, 2014 Midnight EST! ~GOOD LUCK! 🙂
I love it on hot, buttered biscuits, but it is great to mix with brown sugar and apple juice to glaze ribs right before they are done.
I usually have apple butter on toast with butter. I have been known to eat it out of the jar with a spoon. Shameful I know but oh so good.
We have a plethora of fresh figs this season on our tree. I have been cutting them in quarters and slightly drying them, making fig jam and finding many other ways to enjoy them. I think a quick appetizer to serve anytime would be a fresh fig sliced with a little cream cheese or goat cheese slightly stuffed and them a smear of apple butter on top. Warm slightly, serve and voila! Deliciousness!
i would make the recipe above !! Which I will be making this upcoming weekend yum !!
I will first use the apple butter to make that amazing Sticky Bacon meatball recipe, then I will use it most likely daily on some warm toasty bread or English muffin!
This recipe is officially in my file.I use apple butter on toast and squash.
I would mix the apple butter with whole grain mustard and brush it on boneless skinless chicken thighs and grill them up. Yummy.
Applebutter as a glaze over an apple pie.
I love applebutter on apples for a sweet and crunchy snack. I also love applebutter on scrambled eggs!
These meatballs sound wonderful and i will be making them next weekend when we are watching college football!
I am going to try this recipe but I want to make my own meatballs 😛 I love apple butter in pumpkin pie and on squash <3
I would use this on many meats. a nice pork& beef roast, it would be amazing on ribs, pork & beef tenderloin,wow imagine BBQ any of this but also different types of steak.Baking with it is a all new ball game , muffins , tarts, pies , cakes it is limitless. Just try it on whatever comes to mind, every thing can be better using Musselman’s Apple Butter.
We use it mostly on a nice warm biscuit with melted butter (one of my husband’s favorites). But after seeing this recipe for the Sticky Bacon Meatball bites, I believe this will be the next try. Maybe a new favorite!
I can’t wait to make these they look wonderful. I would use the apple butter on homemade Irish Soda Bread and Brown Bread right from the oven its my late mom’s recipe.
I use it on toast, bagels, french toast, waffles, pancakes, and it’s fantastic paired with peanut butter. Since the contest ends not long before the holidays I would make sure to use some in a ham glaze and mix some in with the candied yams. Oh yeah, it also makes a great ice cream topping. 😉
I would make these bacon meatballs for sure! I would also make some cookies and apple pie dip!
I use it in my apple pie and coffee cake, so yummy?!
I have never tried apple butter, but this recipe looks fantastic. I would also try it when I cook country style pork ribs in the crockpot. I’d put it on with the BBQ sauce. Also, I think it might be good with a beef roast done in the crock pot, also with BBQ sauce and the apple butter. My grandkids would probably like it on ice cream when they come to visit. Thank you.
I love apple butter. I replace the Apple sauce in pancakes. Or my favorite ispork chops stuffed with cornbread and apples use the apple butter basting three four times while baking. Apple butter is seasoned perfect no extra spice needed.
This recipe looks delicious and I plan on making it for the family. I remember eating apple butter as a child – there was always some on the table. I I used to put it on pancakes, muffins, but my absolute favorite was on toast bread.
Thank you again for the recipe and will definitely be searching for more using Apple Butter.
How many would this make?