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Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce

 Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce
There's nothing I'd rather serve for Easter dinner or another springtime occasion than succulent baked ham. My recipe features a rub that add flavor to a meat plus a delicious cherry sauce with a hint of almond. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • Place ham in a roasting pan. Score surface of ham with shallow
  • diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes. Combine the brown sugar, syrup
  • and mustard; rub over ham and press into cuts.
  • Cover and bake at 325° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through.
  • For cherry sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch
  • and water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
  • for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • lemon juice and extract. Serve with ham. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (4 ounces) equals 557 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,852 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.