Slow Cooker Ham with Currant Cherry Sauce

Hosting dinner? Make an easy and delicious do-ahead ham topped with tangy fruit and chives.

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

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
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Directions

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.

Cover and cook ham on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.

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.

Remove ham from cooker. Slice ham; place on serving platter. Serve sauce with ham.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours

Additional Information

Not sure what size ham to buy? One pound of bone-in ham is enough for 2 servings.

A wide variety of dried fruits are now available at the supermarket. You could use dried blueberries, cherries or cranberries in place of the currants.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 240), Total Fat 27 g (Saturated Fat 10 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 1360 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 24 g), Protein 26 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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