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Easy Citrus Ham

 Easy Citrus Ham
I created this recipe many years ago with items I already had on hand. Since then, it has become a family favorite. The ham is succulent with a mild citrus flavor. I was asked to share the recipe with a church social and there were so many raves, I knew the recipe was a winner! —Sheila Christensen, San Marcos, California
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda, divided
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger

Directions

  • Cut ham in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl,
  • combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup soda; rub over ham. Top with orange,
  • lemon and lime slices. Add candied ginger and remaining soda to the
  • slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer reads
  • 140°, basting occasionally with cooking juices. Let stand for 10
  • minutes before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces cooked ham equals 180 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,185 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.