Hosting dinner? Make an easy and delicious do-ahead ham topped with tangy fruit and chives.
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
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.
Cover and cook ham on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
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.
Remove ham from cooker. Slice ham; place on serving platter. Serve sauce with ham.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.