Slow-Cooker Ham with Currant-Cherry Sauce

Slow-Cooker Ham with Currant-Cherry Sauce

Hosting dinner? Make an easy and delicious do-ahead ham topped with tangy fruit and chives.

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1 1/2
cups cherry preserves
cup balsamic vinegar
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon ground ginger
6- to 8-pound fully cooked bone-in ham
cup dried currants
teaspoons grated lemon peel
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  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.
Makes 12 servings
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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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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 Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.