Cherry-Stuffed Ham

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Makes:
10 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
2 hrs 10 mins 325°F
Stand:
15 mins
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Cherry-Stuffed Ham

Ingredients
1
cup dried tart cherries, chopped
1/2
cup cherry juice or orange juice
1
3 pound cooked boneless ham
1
18 ounce jar peach preserves
2
tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup of the dried cherries and the cherry juice; bring to boiling. Remove from heat; let stand for 15 minutes. Drain cherries, discarding juice.
  2. Make four or five slits (1-1/2 to 2 inches deep) in ham. Press some of the soaked cherries into each slit as it is cut. Place ham on a roasting rack in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan or baking dish. Cover with foil.
  3. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into thickest portion of ham.* Bake about 2 hours or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F.
  4. Place peach preserves in a small bowl; snip any large pieces of fruit. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup dried cherries and the lemon juice. Spoon 1/2 cup of the preserves mixture over ham. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes more. In a small saucepan heat the remaining preserves mixture and pass with the ham.

From the Test Kitchen

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Chill for up to 4 hours. Continue as directed in Steps 3 and 4.

*Tip:

If you don't have an oven-going meat thermometer, use an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of ham to test the temperature.

Nutrition Facts

(Cherry-Stuffed Ham)
    Per serving:
  • 412 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 77 mg chol.,
  • 1794 mg sodium,
  • 52 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 32 g sugar,
  • 23 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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