Classic Cherry Sauce Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham
Contributed by: NAPSA
Entertain Family And Friends
(NAPSA)-Busy cooks look for menu ideas that add flair and ease to the traditional family
celebration. For festive and elegant entrees, more families are turning to bone-in, spiral sliced
"A spiral sliced ham is the perfect solution for people who want to spend their time with
family and friends instead of in the kitchen," said Jon Lewallen of Cook Family Foods. "The
family chef can prepare Cook's spiral sliced hams with little effort and in less time than other
entrees because they are fully cooked, ready-to-eat and pre-sliced for easy serving and beautiful
presentation. The leftover ham can make an appearance the next day at the breakfast table, in
sandwiches, and in salads and side dishes."
As the centerpiece of the meal, a spiral sliced ham can serve as a chef's signature dish,
made unique by the addition of a special glaze or sauce. While many hams come pre-glazed, home
chefs can choose an unglazed ham such as Cook's to make the ham their own, either by applying
the optional glaze packet, creating a homemade recipe, or leaving the ham unglazed. With side
dishes such as roasted spring vegetables and new potatoes, fresh fruit and Mom's chocolate
mousse pie for dessert, the springtime celebration will be delicious, elegant and virtually
The fruity and tantalizing Classic Cherry Sauce/Glaze Spiral Sliced Ham recipe below captures the taste of spring. For best results, look for an unglazed ham such as Cook's.
- Cook's Brand Spiral Sliced Ham (6-8 lbs.)
(Optional: Can substitute Cook's brand half or portion bone-in ham)
- 1 jar (12 oz.) cherry preserves
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp group nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp group cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 225. Remove ham from all packaging materials. Place ham face down in roasting
pan. Cover pan with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Combine remaining ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve warm. Makes about 2 cups.
Transfer ham to a carving board; cut around center bone with knife to free as many slices
from the bone as desired.
Serving Size: Makes 12 servings.