Mr. Food: Anytime Ham

April 24, 2011 10:36:18 AM PDT
A holiday ham is a traditional meal for Easter Sunday. If this is your first attempt at cooking the holiday ham, or if you're looking for a new suggestion, Mr. Food has a tip on making a delicious dinner.

Serves:?10

Ingredients
  • 1 (4- to 5-pound) smoked semi-boneless ham
  • 1 (29-ounce) can yams, drained
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans whole white potatoes, drained
  • 1 (29-ounce) can peach halves in heavy syrup, drained and syrup reserved
  • 1 (16-ounce) can apricot halves in heavy syrup, drained and syrup reserved
  • 3/4?cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8?teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Trim ham of all excess fat and place cut-side down in a large roasting pan. Bake 45 minutes then drain off any pan drippings and reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
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  2. Meanwhile, place yams, white potatoes, peaches, and apricots in a large bowl and toss gently; set aside.
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  3. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup reserved peach syrup, 1/2 cup reserved apricot syrup, the maple syrup, dry mustard, and ginger; bring to a boil over medium-high heat then remove from heat.
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  4. In a small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons remaining reserved apricot or peach syrup with the cornstarch and add to hot syrup mixture, stirring until thickened.
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  5. Place potatoes and fruit around ham and pour syrup mixture over everything. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, uncovered, basting occasionally.