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Round Ham Loaf

 Round Ham Loaf
Slices of pineapple and a maraschino cherry make my mom's homey ham loaf pretty enough for company. The accompanying vanilla and raisin sauce lends a distinctive flavor to the meat. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 6 crackers)
  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • RAISIN SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 maraschino cherry, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk and cracker crumbs. Crumble
  • ham and pork over mixture; mix well. Form into an 8-in. round loaf
  • in an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  • Cut pineapple slices in half if desired; place on top of loaf.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes longer or until lightly
  • browned and a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally
  • with pan drippings.
  • For sauce, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water in a

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Round Ham Loaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • saucepan; stir until smooth. Add the raisins. bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm with ham loaf. Garnish with a
  • cherry if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 449 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,095 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.