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Ham with Cherry Sauce

Turn a baked ham into a festive meal with this colorful and easy to make Cherry Sauce. Canned or frozen tart cherries, pineapple juice and Equal provide the necessary flavor.

33% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Ingredients

Ham

  • 1 (3 pound) fully cooked boneless ham
  • Whole cloves
  • Fresh parsley sprigs

Cherry Sauce

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans red tart pitted cherries in juice, undrained*
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup Equal Spoonful**
  • Red food coloring (optional)

** May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Instructions

  1. Place ham in roasting pan; stud with cloves. Roast ham in preheated 325 degree F oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until thermometer inserted in center of ham registers 160 degrees F.
  2. For Cherry Sauce, drain cherries, reserving juice in a 2-cup glass measure. Add enough pineapple juice to make 2 cups. Combine juice mixture and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Heat to boiling, whisking constantly. Stir in cherries. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in Equal and food coloring.
  4. Slice ham and arrange on platter. Place bowl for the Cherry Sauce in center. Garnish with parsley.

Makes 16 servings

* 2 (16 ounces) packages frozen unsweetened pitted cherries, thawed, can be substituted for canned cherries. Drain cherries thoroughly. Add enough pineapple juice to make 2 cups. Proceed as recipe directs.

Nutrition information per serving: 156 cal., 18 g pro., 9 g carb., 5 g fat, 45 mg chol., 1027 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 2 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit


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