Springtime: How to Cook those Delectable Hams
by Kim Gorham
When it comes to any holiday, being married into an Italian family can be anything but figure-friendly!
Easter is absolutely no exception.
Between aunts, sisters, mother in laws, nieces, nephews, and moi—the token non-Italian—we really do like to cook and bring our own special touches to the table. The Easter Ham is one of my favorite dishes, but it is by no means just an Easter dish. Ham can be enjoyed all the time, and is great to leave in the refrigerator to snack on. This is my favorite recipe:
Baked Ham with Fruit Glaze
Preheat oven and cook according to package directions
During the baking, add 12 ounces of ginger ale (one with natural flavors and ginger), then add one or two cups of fruit juice (I prefer orange, pineapple, or cranberry)
Baste ham with the liquid mixture every 15 minutes.
Be quick, though, so the oven temperature does not decrease.
Finally, brush top and sides with mixture of fruit juice, honey, and fruit preserves. Can use any amount depending on consistency.