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Slow-Cooker Ham with Currant-Cherry Sauce

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Hosting dinner? Make an easy and delicious do-ahead ham topped with tangy fruit and chives.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups cherry preserves
1/4
cup balsamic vinegar
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
6- to 8-pound fully cooked bone-in ham
1/2
cup dried currants
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Directions

  • 1 Mix preserves, vinegar, mustard and ginger in 2-cup glass measuring cup. Place ham in 6-quart slow cooker, trimming ham if necessary to fit. Brush ham with about 1/4 cup of the preserves mixture. Refrigerate remaining preserves mixture while ham cooks.
  • 2 Cover and cook ham on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 20 minutes before ham is done, microwave remaining preserves mixture uncovered on High 4 minutes. Stir in currants and lemon peel; microwave uncovered on High about 3 minutes or until mixture just begins to boil. Stir in chives. Cool about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Remove ham from cooker. Slice ham; place on serving platter. Serve sauce with ham.

Expert Tips

Not sure what size ham to buy? Keep in mind that 1 pound of bone-in ham is enough for 2 servings.

A wide variety of dried fruits are now available at the supermarket. You could use dried blueberries, cherries or cranberries in place of the currants.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
1360mg
57%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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