Cranberry Ham Loaf Recipe
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Cranberry Ham Loaf Recipe

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A cranberry sauce topping makes this easy-to-prepare ham loaf festive enough for a holiday meal. I find it’s a great way to use up leftover ham. —Ronald Heffner Pawleys Island, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 474 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, onions, green pepper and bread crumbs. Crumble ham and sausage over mixture and mix well.
  2. Pat into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan (pan will be full). Place on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove ham loaf to a serving platter; serve with cranberry sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Ham Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 474 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I personally did not care for the cranberry sauce on the ham loaf. I thought there were too many onions and peppers in the loaf to go with the cranberry sauce. I think I would eliminate either the green pepper and onions in the loaf or the cranberry sauce. Each by themselves were excellent."

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