Baked Fresh Ham with Cherry Glaze
Dried tart red cherries provide a fruity balance to this savory ham main dish recipe. If you prefer, substitute dried cranberries.
To check temperature, insert meat thermometer into thickest park of ham, close to bone but not touching bone. For accuracy, check multiple spots.
This recipe works equally well with a fresh pork shoulder and it yields 8 servings with leftovers. To Prepare with Pork Shoulder: Substitute one 4-1/2- to 5-pound boneless pork shoulder roast (also called a "Boston butt"). Prepare as in basic recipe using only 2 tablespoons coriander seeds. Roast in a 350 degree F oven for 1-1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Drain juices and make cherry mixture as in basic recipe. Add onions to pan. Increase oven to 400 degrees F. Return to oven and roast 1 hour more or until pork is tender (165 degrees F). Remove from oven. Cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes. Serve as in Step 5.