Slow-Cooker Ham with Tropical Fruit Sauce

Escape the dinner doldrums with this tropical-inspired slow-cooked ham recipe. The sweetness of mango and pineapple is nicely offset by the jalapeño’s subtle heat.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

4
1/2-pound fully cooked smoked boneless ham
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
jar (24 ounces) mango in extra-light syrup, drained
1
jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
1
jalapeño chili, seeded and chopped
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained and cut into sixths

  • 1 Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ham in slow cooker; sprinkle with pepper. Place mango, preserves, chili and vinegar in blender. Cover and blend on high speed 30 seconds; pour over ham.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Remove ham from cooker; place on serving platter. Sprinkle ham with 1 tablespoon of the cilantro. Stir remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro and the pineapple into sauce in cooker. Serve sauce with ham.

Expert Tips

Out of cilantro? Chopped Italian parsley is a good substitute.

Freeze leftovers in a freezer-friendly container for up to 4 months. To thaw, place the container in the fridge for about 8 hours, or thaw in the microwave.

For an easy yet elegant Easter dinner, serve this ham with Spring Rice Pilaf, steamed snap pea pods and an assortment of bakery-bought rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
2180mg
2180%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.