Thursday, April 7, 2011

Slow Cooker Ham with Currant-Cherry Sauce

Here's a great way to free up your oven at Easter!

Slow Cooker Ham with Currant-Cherry Sauce

Prep Time 20 Minutes

Total Time 7:20 Hrs:Mins

Makes 12 servings

1 1/2 cups cherry preserves

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

6- to 8-pound fully cooked bone-in ham

1/2 cup dried currants, cherries, cranberries, or blueberries

2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  1. Mix preserves, vinegar, mustard and ginger in 2-cup glass measuring cup. Place ham in 6-quart slow cooker, trimming ham if necessary to fit. Brush ham with about 1/4 cup of the preserves mixture. Refrigerate remaining preserves mixture while ham cooks.
  2. Cover and cook ham on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  3. About 20 minutes before ham is done, microwave remaining preserves mixture uncovered on High 4 minutes. Stir in currants and lemon peel; microwave uncovered on High about 3 minutes or until mixture just begins to boil. Stir in chives. Cool about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove ham from cooker. Slice ham; place on serving platter. Serve sauce with ham.

Makes 12 servings


Not sure what size ham to buy? Keep in mind that 1 pound of bone-in ham is enough for 2 servings.

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