A Healthy Recipe from Our Partners at Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers
If you’re looking to make the perfect ham for your Easter festivities, you may want to consider this delicious recipe.
HONEY GLAZED HAM
PREPARE AND COOK IN THE SLOW COOKER:
• 4 lbs ham (uncured, sodium nitrate free, and fully cooked, or two 2 lb hams)
• 3 cups vegetable broth (low sodium, or low sodium chicken broth)
Place in the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours.
MAKE THE GLAZE:
• 1 tsp butter (unsalted)
• 1/2 cup honey
• 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
• 1 tsp dried thyme
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 1/2 tsp ground cloves
• 1/2 tsp ground allspice
• 2 tsp fennel seeds (crushed, or 1/4 tsp ground fennel)
Place in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Then, remove from the heat.
PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 375 DEGREES
BAKE AND GLAZE THE HAM:
• 1 pineapple (peeled and cut into slices)
Remove the ham from the slow cooker and place in a greased 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish. Place pineapple slices around the ham and spoon 1/3 of the glaze on top of the ham and spread until well coated. Bake for 30 minutes, adding more glaze every 10 minutes.
SERVE AND ENJOY!
When done, remove the ham from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Slice and serve.
When you buy a ham, it will typically be fully cooked. This recipe lets you cook it slowly to heat it through, so it will be moist and juicy, and then it’s placed in the oven to let the glaze season the ham and brown.
NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR ONE SERVING
Calories: 320, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1.9 g, Total Carbohydrate: 27 g, Cholesterol: 97 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugars: 24 g, Protein: 36 g, Sodium: 1485 mg