Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter- Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

This year Easter Sunday falls the week before my little monkey's first birthday, so I decided to keep things as easy as possible. So I decided to make a simple, classic, glazed ham for our Easter gathering. In our family, Easter is small version of Thanksgiving. Which is why, even though we are not religious, we STILL celebrate Easter. Any excuse to have a "Thanksgiving" type meal, right!

Ingredients

  • 1 spiral-sliced half ham
  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple slices, juice reserved
  • 15 to 20 whole cloves (optional)
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Directions

Preheat the oven as directed on the ham package and follow the instructions for baking the ham. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before the end of the warming time.

Decoratively arrange the pineapple slices on top of the ham, securing them with whole cloves, if using, or toothpicks. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring and secure with a clove or toothpick.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and just enough of the reserved pineapple juice to make a thick glaze. Spoon the glaze over the ham and bake for the remaining 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven, transfer to a cutting board and carve.

2 comments:

Amaris said...

And what will be on the side of this ham? DON'T say potatoes, for they are so not part of my diet!

Jeannette R. said...

Haha! Um, sorry but I'm SURE there will be some kind of potato. HELLO! We're potato lovers in this house!

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