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Ham in Cider Sauce

 Ham in Cider Sauce
If you don't want the hassle of making a whole ham, prepare these tasty ham steaks instead. I like to serve these with scalloped potatoes.—Deborah Maki, Kamloops, British Columbia
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces ham with 1/3 cup sauce equals 317 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,499 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer