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Maple syrup, apples and meatballs, a perfect combination for a cookout, party, tailgate or party.
Get the oven preheating to 400 F
Line a15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat egg lightly with a fork. Stir in oats, apple, sage, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper. Add the ground meat; mix until combined.
Shape mixture into 40, 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs 1/2 inch apart in prepared baking pan.
Bake meatballs in a 400° F oven on the middle rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through (160°F).
In a small saucepan, heat jelly and maple syrup over medium-low heat, whisking until jelly is melted and mixture is smooth. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the jelly mixture over the baked meatballs, lightly toss to coat and bake meatballs 2 minutes more.
Transfer meatballs to a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup of jelly
mixture. If you like, garnish with fresh sage.