Bourbon Ham Balls with Holiday Sauce

Bourbon balls are a holiday favorite in the south.


  • 3 cups buttermilk biscuit baking mix
  • 1 1/2 cup Kentucky Legend Half Ham; finely chopped
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese; grated
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried Parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
Holiday Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 (8 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon


Bourbon Ham Balls

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease jellyroll pan. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.

Holiday Sauce

While the ham balls are cooking, make the holiday sauce. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the cornstarch, honey and bourbon until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the cranberry sauce and cinnamon until blended. Serve warm with the bourbon ham balls.

Nutrition Information

(Per Ham Ball)
Calories 149
Carbohydrates 10 g
Fat 8 g
Protein 7 g
Fiber 0 g
prep time
20 MIN
total time
50 MIN
ham balls