Cran-Apple Ham Slice Recipe
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Cran-Apple Ham Slice Recipe

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Cranberries, apple and a little brown sugar blend into a chunky accompaniment to ham. The not-too-sweet sauce gets its pretty pink color from cranberry juice. When cranberries are in season, I freeze some specifically for this down-home dinner. -Jena Coffey, Rock Hill, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 small apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham steak (1 pound)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 238 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1451 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and allspice. Stir in cranberry juice until smooth. Add apple and cranberries. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute. Keep warm.
  2. Place ham slice in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with fruit mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cran-Apple Ham Slice in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p29

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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