HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH HAM…

 

Every year I tell you something about ham.  For years I bought the spiral sliced ham from Costco, but then I discovered the little one.  So much easier!IMG_2104

I found this article about ham in my mother’s cookbook, dated Sunday, Nov. 20, 1949

Here’s the ham I always buy now, and the recipe for my “glaze”.

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I like this ham because it’s all meat, easy to slice, and costs about $10.  If I want to spend $20 I can easily buy 2.  

GLAZE FOR HAM

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 stick melted butter

cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice (just a few dashes of each OR your favorite combo)

1 small can crushed pineapple

1/2 cup golden raisins, if you like raisins.  NOTE:  I always “plump” raisins when I use them in a recipe by simply dropping them into boiling water for 30 seconds to one minute).  Somehow it makes me almost like raisins when they are juicy and plump!

Mix all together.  Bake ham according to instructions on the package, (10 min per lb., The one above is 4 lbs., so I would heat it about 15 minutes and then add the glaze).   Every 10 minutes or so I like to spoon up the glaze and re-spread it.  Be sure to drizzle any extra glaze over the sliced ham when you serve it.

 

Other fun glazes can be googled.  Cherry pie filling is a great one!  Simply use about 1/2 can and bake as above.  Happy Thanksgiving!


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