Monday, April 18, 2011

Slow Cooker Ham with Tropical Fruit Sauce

Slow Cooker Ham with Tropical Fruit Sauce

Prep Time 20 Minutes

Total Time 8:20 Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 servings

4 1/2-pound fully cooked smoked boneless ham

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 jar (24 ounces) mango in extra-light syrup, drained

1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves

1 jalapeƱo chili, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained and cut into sixths

  1. Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ham in slow cooker; sprinkle with pepper. Place mango, preserves, chili and vinegar in blender. Cover and blend on high speed 30 seconds; pour over ham.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Remove ham from cooker; place on serving platter. Sprinkle ham with 1 tablespoon of the cilantro. Stir remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro and the pineapple into sauce in cooker. Serve sauce with ham.

Makes 12 servings

Substitution

Out of cilantro? Chopped Italian parsley is a good substitute.

Success

Freeze leftovers in a freezer-friendly container for up to 4 months. To thaw, place the container in the fridge for about 8 hours, or thaw in the microwave.

Serve With

For an easy yet elegant Easter dinner, serve this ham with Spring Rice Pilaf, steamed snap pea pods and an assortment of bakery-bought rolls.

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