Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mum's Easter Ham

Growing up, Easter was always celebrated at our house. The whole family came over. It was a TON of people! I really miss the huge extended family celebrations.

We always had ham and Mum always made it like this.

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You'll need a ham (already cooked) I think Mum uses a canned ham and has the butcher at the grocery store slice it REALLY thin and tie it together.

I haven't had much success with that. The last time I tried, the butcher turned a big ham into a big pile of chipped ham. So I no longer try to have it sliced. I just slice it myself after it's cooked to serve. Mine isn't as good as Mum's because having it pre-sliced, all those yummy juices get all over every single slice. Ya know... next time I will try to have it sliced!!

Anyway!

You'll need:

Ham (however big you need to feed your family... don't forget to get a little extra for ham sammies with the leftovers!!)
Cherry Brandy
Pineapple Slices in juice
Maraschino Cherries

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That's all.

Place the ham in a baking dish.
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Arrange pineapple slices to cover ham.
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Fill in all the spaces with cherries.
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Pour about half a cup of cherry brandy over the ham & fruit.
(more or less depending on how big your ham is)
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(oops... it's a little blurry... hard to pour stuff and photograph it at the same time!)

Pour on a some of the pineapple juice.
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Now bake it according to the directions that came with your cooked ham.
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Baste it a few times during cooking to get that yummy juice everywhere.
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That's it!
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6 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

What a gorgeous ham!! Love it with the pineapples and cherries. Have you thought of entering it in Karens retro cooking contest? You can win gorgeous aprons or a cookbook..THANK you for that info you gave me about the new window thing, it worked. You are so wonderful for telling me that. I HEART YOU!

girlichef said...

There's just something about baking a ham. I love the cherry brandy in this method...looks & sounds delicious!

Debbie said...

I love my ham just the way you make it. Love the sweet pineapple! It looks delicious!

Bob said...

My sister in law makes it in a similar way, I love it. I'll have to mention the brandy to her, I bet that is wicked good.

Tangled Noodle said...

A nice sweet baked ham - perfect! My mom always used to make a more savory, salty flavor but I'd rather go sweet!

Spryte said...

Donna... I'm not sure where that contest is... and I'm glad I don't have to leave your blog to check your links. =)

girli... I've tried other ways to bake ham but always come back to this one.

Thanks Debbie!

Bob... the syrupy stuff you end up with is so yummy!

Tangled... I usually don't care for sweet... but I LOVE this!