Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.
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-degree oven for 20 minutes per pound. I first put a cup of water in the roaster and place the ham in the 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 the 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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