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Holiday Ham Kabobs

 Holiday Ham Kabobs
A little sugar and spice make these ham-stacked skewers oh-so-nice as an Easter entree. The colorful kabobs are simple to broil in the oven...or grill them outdoors if weather allows.
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Broil: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham (1-inch cubes)

Directions

  • Drain the pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set pineapple
  • aside (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a
  • saucepan, combine the juice, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; cook
  • and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Place sweet potatoes in another saucepan and cover with water; bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or
  • until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • On metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread sweet potatoes,
  • green pepper, ham and pineapple. Brush with brown sugar mixture.
  • Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until
  • heated through and peppers are tender, basting occasionally. Yield:
  • 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 442 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 870 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.