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Holiday Spiral Ham

 Holiday Spiral Ham
With its tangy cranberry-apple relish and the pineapple wedges on the side, this moist, festive ham makes a striking centerpiece for any special-occasion meal.—P Lauren Fay-Neri, Syracuse, New York
12-16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (8 pounds)
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into four wedges
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Arrange pineapple
  • wedges around ham. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine cranberries and apples. Cook
  • over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Add the
  • sugar, orange chunks and lemon juice. Cook and stir until sugar is
  • dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Spoon half of the cranberry relish over ham. Bake 30 minutes longer
  • or until a meat thermometer reads 140°. Let stand for 10 minutes
  • before serving. Cut pineapple wedges into large chunks; serve with
  • ham and remaining relish. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 377 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 2,042 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 41 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer