- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 2 boneless fully cooked ham steaks (1 inch thick and 1 pound each)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
- 1/3 cup raisins
- Insert cloves into edges of ham steaks; rub steaks with brown sugar. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in apple cider and raisins. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over ham steaks. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Discard cloves before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
Reviews for Ham in Cider Sauce
"Nice quick recipe to make on a weeknight. This tasted great. I only had one ham steak (which was only about half an inch thick, but was over 1 lb), but I still made the full amount of sauce, and there was plenty! I needed to use up some apple cider anyway. I also left out the cloves and the raisins. I did not feel that this was too sweet at all."
"This is a very good recipe for the sweet tooth lovers. I love brown sugar ham and mixed with the cider it's awesome. I didn't use cloves or raisins because I don't care for either and I had pan fried it instead of oven, but I'll definitely try it in the oven next time."