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If your holidays do not bring an entire tribe to the table, make it easy on yourself by making this luscious ham loaf glazed with Dijon-spiked apricots and pineapple juice. It is perfect for a dinner for two during the holidays or any time of the year -- and leftovers make sensational sandwiches.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
45 mins to 1 hr at 350°
stand:
10 mins
Servings:
8
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Apricot-Glazed Ham Loaf

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, onion, pineapple juice, mustard, pepper, and salt. Add ham, pork, and apricots; mix well. In a 3-quart rectangular baking dish lightly pat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf.

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  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of loaf registers 165 degrees F, brushing several times with half of the Apricot Glaze during the last 10 to 15 minutes of baking time. Let loaf stand for 10 minutes. Use two sturdy spatulas to transfer loaf to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with rosemary. Cut into thick slices. Serve with the remaining half of the Apricot Glaze. If desired, serve with roasted leeks and nectarines.

Tip

To make ground ham, cut 1 pound fully cooked ham into 1 inch cubes. Process in a food processor until ham is finely ground.

Make-Ahead Directions

Prepare as directed, through Step 1, except do not preheat oven. Cover ham loaf with plastic wrap. Prepare Apricot Glaze as directed. Place in a storage container; seal. Chill loaf and glaze for up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 350 degreesnF. Bake for 50 to 65 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of loaf registers 165 degrees F. In a small saucepan reheat the Apricot Glaze over medium-low heat until warm, stirring frequently. Serve with ham loaf.

Nutrition Facts (Apricot-Glazed Ham Loaf)

461 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 126mg; sodium 971mg; potassium 558mg; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 2g; sugar 34g; protein 22g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 583IU; vitamin c 10mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 24mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 2mg.

Apricot Glaze

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan combine apricot preserves, pineapple juice, mustard, cider vinegar, and ginger; cook and stir over medium-low heat until bubbly. Divide mixture in half. Use one half to brush on the loaf; keep other half warm to serve with ham loaf. Makes 1-3/4 cups.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1