Do you have ham for Easter dinner? This Raspberry Glazed Ham is sure to be a delicious centerpiece to your Easter dinner no matter how you decorate your table.
Baked ham has been a family favorite for Easter - and other holidays - and this one with it's fruity glaze is sure to please.
Ham is easy to prepare, too, which is an added blessing! Most hams just need to be put in a roasting pan and left in the oven without much fuss. This ham will add extra delight making everyone's mouth water!!
Purchasing Tip: Ham is a keeper, which means it's wise to get a big one and enjoy leftovers for days.If you want plenty of left-overs, consider buying about 1 pound per person.
Slice it up for sandwiches, chop it into scrambles or Scalloped Potatoes, or cut thick slices for ham steaks or grill Ham Kabobs (see below the recipe) with chunks of fresh fruit.
When you've finished the ham, save the bone and trimmings for the soup pot. Pea soup made with a ham bone (and all the little leftover chunks of meat) will provide a hearty meal during the week and still leave some soup to freeze for later in the month.
If you aren't going to make the Pea Soup right away, freeze the left-overs for a more convenient time.Only have seeded raspberry jam in your pantry? Don't worry! If your jam is seeded, strain it through a fine mesh colander to remove the seeds before you measure it.
1 (4-5 lb.) fully cooked boneless smoked ham
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 c. seedless red raspberry jam
1/4 c. apple juice
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. butter
1. Score ham in diamond pattern, if desired.
2. Place on rack in a shallow roasting pan.
3. Bake in 325 degree oven for 1-3/4 hours until internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Add a good half cup of water, wine or stock to the pan.
4. Cover it with foil until about 15 minutes before it tests for done. Remove the foil and add the Raspberry Glaze.
5. Let the ham rest for about 20 minutes after you remove it from the oven before serving.
Tip: Most hams today are already cooked so don't go past an internal temperature of 145 degrees to avoid drying out. Stick a thermometer deep into the ham near the bone to get an accurate reading.
Take the ham out of the oven at 135-140 degrees. It will go up a few degrees as it is resting.
1. In small saucepan, blend apple juice and lemon juice into cornstarch.
2. Add about half of the jam. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
3. Stir in remaining jam and butter. Heat and stir until butter is melted.
4. Brush ham with raspberry glaze. Bake 10 minutes more.
5. Spoon remaining glaze over ham.
Garnish your Raspberry Glazed Ham with fresh watercress, if desired.
Make extra Raspberry Glaze to pass and serve or to use to brush over Ham Kabobs before you grill them.
Ham Kabobs are simple to make and fun to grill whether indoors in the oven or outside over the grill.
thread 1 inch pieces of ham on skewers with fresh orange wedges, fresh
or canned pineapple chunks, even firm fresh pears chunks. I like to add
some chunks of onion, too, but then I add onion to just about everything
except cookies and cake.
Place kabobs on a broiler pan, about 4 inches from the heat, brush with sauce, and grill about 10 minutes, brushing with sauce often.
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