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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recipe for Your Easter Ham

Janelle from ComfynKitchen is back and she has the perfect recipe to grace your Easter dinner table!  She writes. "Ahhhh....Easter Ham! I just love making a ham because it is super easy, looks beautiful, and the leftovers can be made into so many things (ham salad, omelets, ham sandwiches, etc). If you have been asked to host Easter this year and are intimidated by making a ham, please let me ease your really is one of the simplest meats you can prepare! There is a small trick I use to make the of ham less salty and more sweet..I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! 

I purchased a half ham (this would serve about 10-12) 

Start off by slicing the ham 1/4" through diagonally one way and diagonally the other way to create a diamond pattern.

In a small bowl mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 tsp of cinnamon-set aside.

Place ham in a roasting pan and pour 1 liter of lemon-lime soda over top (this is a trick I learned that mellows the  naturally salty flavor of the ham)

Then, pat the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture all over the ham trying to get into the slices as much as you can (this will not be perfect)

Bake in the oven uncovered for 40 mins and take out. (as you can see the slices opened a bit)

Drain the juice of 1 can of pineapple rings into a small bowl and mix in 1 cup of brown sugar

Pour over ham

Stick a cherry in the center of a diamond and hold in place with a tooth pick, then add a ring of pineapple around it..cover the top and the sides of the ham in this way

Bake covered for 1 1/2 hours. Every 20 mins or so ladle the juice mixture over top.

Ready to be carved. Take off the pineapple and cherries and set aside on your serving dish (they are a great accompaniment). 

Dinner time! 

Easter Ham

1/2 boneless ham
1 liter of lemon-lime soda
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 can pineapple rings and juice
1 jar of cherries

Preheat oven to 400. Slice diamonds into ham and place in a roasting pan. Pour 1 liter of lemon-lime soda over top of ham. Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 2 tsp of cinnamon and cover ham with this mixture. Bake uncovered for 40 mins and take out of oven. Open can of pineapple and pour juices out and stir with 1 cup of brown sugar, pour this mixture over ham. Stick a cherry into center of diamond fasten with a toothpick, place pineapple rings around cherry and toothpick, cover ham this way. Bake covered for 1 1/2 hours more remembering to ladle with juice from the bottom of roaster. Let sit for 15 mins before carving. Carve and serve along side of roasted pineapple and cherries


Thank you Janelle!!!!

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Anonymous Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Exactly like Momma used to was the one and only thing she COULD cook! ;-D This is what I make for holidays as well. Thanks!

April 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Thank you, Courtney! I've been debating on weather or not I would be cooking a ham for Easter. This looks easy. I like the step-by-step directions!...That's sort of how I roll! lol! Happy Thursday, Courtney!

April 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous BuyWoWAccount said...

Ooohhh! HAAAMMM!!! This usually appears on Holidays, and special occasions. Thanks for sharing the recipe, the ham you made looks inviting.

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April 15, 2011 at 1:52 AM  
Anonymous April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I have always been a little intimidated about cooking a ham, and in fact, I've never done it! Thank you for a wonderful recipe and such clear instructions. I really like the tip about the lemon lime soda to help with the salty taste - my husband always hesitates to have ham because he finds it salty so this is a great tip for the first time I cook it. I think there will definitely be a ham on the table at Easter this year!

April 15, 2011 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oh yum!


April 15, 2011 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Does anyone have a good ham gravy recipe

April 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Linda Ramos said...

Looks awesome! Would love to know what your sides will be!

April 15, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds soooo good! Do you think you could do the same thing in the crock pot? We will be at church from 8 AM until lunchtime on Easter Sunday.

April 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Thanks for this recipe - it will be going into the oven right after church tomorrow!

Alleluia! He is Risen! Have a Blessed Easter!

April 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

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