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Easy Ham with Cherry Sauce

 Easy Ham with Cherry Sauce
In Taylors, South Carolina, Carol Lee Jones often fixes this delicious ham topped with a thick cherry sauce. "It's such a favorite that I've served it at Easter dinners, church breakfasts and a friend's wedding brunch," she writes.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2/3 cup ginger ale, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Score surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. In a small
  • bowl, combine the jelly, mustard and 1 tablespoon ginger ale; rub
  • over scored surface of ham. Cut ham in half; place in a 5-qt. slow
  • cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer
  • reads 140°, basting with cooking juices near the end of cooking
  • time.
  • For sauce, place pie filling in a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and
  • remaining ginger ale; stir into pie filling until blended. Bring to
  • a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over
  • ham. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces equals 284 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,469 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.