Baked Ham with Sautéed Pears and Apples
ACTIVE: 20 minutes TOTAL: 2 hours 25 minutes
A classic holiday baked ham gets a sweet and festive twist with gingered seasonal fruits.
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1 5- to 6-pound cooked ham (rump half)
3 tablespoons butter
4 ripe pears, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
4 red cooking apples (such as Rome, Jonathan or Braeburn), cored and sliced
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. To prepare glaze: Stir together water, sugar, honey and curry
paste in a large saucepan. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Boil gently,
uncovered, until slightly thickened, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove 1/2 cup
of the glaze (set remaining glaze aside).
2. Place ham on the rack of a roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, for 11/2 to 21/4 hours or until
a thermometer registers 140°F. Brush with the reserved 1/2 cup glaze during the last 20
minutes of roasting.
3. To prepare fruit: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears and ginger and cook until pears begin to brown, 5 to 7 minutes, gently stirring occasionally. Remove
from pan and keep warm. Add apples to pan; cook until they begin to brown, 5 to 7 minutes,
gently stirring occasionally. Combine apples with pears.
4. To serve, arrange fruit on a platter. Slice ham and arrange on platter with fruit. Drizzle
ham and fruit with remaining glaze. If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs.
Calories 343, Fat 14g (sat 5g), Cholesterol 82mg, Carbs 29g, Total sugars 24g, Protein 28g,
Fiber 2g, Sodium 930mg, Potassium 546mg.