Spiced Ham with Apple Relish
If you think Thanksgiving turkey tastes good as a leftover, try this. The ham's wonderful served cold on a bun with hot or cold relish spooned on the top. The meat can be slices and cooked up in a soup as well or added to a green bean casserole. The only problem I've had is having leftovers to begin with! -Vicki Tasker, Oakland, Maryland
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 1 hour
Makes8-10 servings (4 cups relish)
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
- APPLE RELISH:
- 4 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- Combine cloves and allspice; rub over ham. Wrap tightly in foil and place in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140° and the ham is heated through.
- In a large saucepan, combine the first six relish ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 25-30 minutes or until thickened. Stir in almonds. Slice ham; serve with the relish.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 435 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1424mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.
Originally published as Spiced Ham with Apple Relish in Country Woman November/December 1998