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Sweet Cherry Ham

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  • Remove skin from ham; trim off excess fat, leaving no more than 3/8-inch thickness. With tip of a sharp knife, score ham 1/2 inch deep in a diamond pattern, spacing lines about 1 inch apart. Insert 1 whole clove in center of each diamond.

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  • Place ham shank or rump portion, fat side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of ham, not touching bone. Cover loosely with foil.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.

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  • For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, cornstarch, and pineapple juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Remove from heat.

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  • Remove the ham from the oven; remove foil. Brush ham generously with glaze. Return ham to oven. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes more or until ham is well glazed and meat thermometer registers 140 degree F.

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  • Place ham on a serving platter; let stand for at least 10 minutes before carving. Serve ham slices accompanied by Cherry Sauce. Makes 15 servings.

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You can use a 4- to 5-pound cooked boneless ham. Bake following package directions, glazing ham the last 30 minutes of baking time.


Cherry Sauce

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  • Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Set cherries aside. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the reserved cherry liquid, the cherries, and almond extract. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Makes about 4 cups.

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