Easy Pineapple Cherry Glaze
Now is the time to start planning your Easter dinner. What will be your main dish? Ham is a popular choice. A slow-cooked ham with a tasty glaze and attractive garnish will be a beautiful addition to the Easter holiday table.
This pineapple cherry glaze is my favorite Easter standby. The glaze is made with the juices drained from a 10-ounce jar of Maraschino cherries and a 20-ounce can of sliced pineapple.
- 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple slices, drained and juices reserved
- 1 (10-ounce) jar Maraschino cherries, drained and juices reserved
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- Drain and reserve the juices from the can of sliced pineapple and the jar of Maraschino cherries.
- Add the juices to a saucepan.
- Add the other ingredients.
- Heat on medium heat. Stir until the mixture boils.
- Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
How to Cook the Ham
I cook my ham in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes per pound. I first put a cup of water in the roaster and place the ham fat side up. I remove the ham halfway through the cooking time and score it. Then I begin lovingly basting it with the glaze. I continue to cook and baste two or three more times to ensure a juicy and succulent ham.
How to Garnish the Ham
About 30 minutes before the cooking time ends, I remove my ham once more. I garnish my ham with pineapple slices and Maraschino cherries. I return the ham to the oven to finish baking. I turn off the oven at the end of the cooking time and let the ham slowly cool down. And, you guessed it, I baste it yet again with the pineapple cherry glaze.
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