Fresh mint and ground ginger flavor the fruity sauce served over the ham steak. The sweetness of the pears contrasts nicely with the saltiness of the ham.—Holly Ewan Nordheden, Champaign, Illinois
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears
- 1 fully cooked ham steak (about 1 pound and 1/2 inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 1 to 3 teaspoons snipped fresh mint
- Drain pears, reserving the juice; set pears and juice aside. In a skillet, brown ham steak on both sides in oil; remove and keep warm. Drain the skillet.
- Combine cornstarch, ginger and water until smooth; stir in reserved pear juice. Add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add ham and reserved pears; heat through. Sprinkle with mint. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pear-Topped Ham Steak in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p15