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Cherry Almond Ham Glaze

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

about 1-1/2 cups

I came across this recipe looking for an alternative to traditional sauces for holiday meats. Mostly, I serve it with holiday ham, and it goes over well—probably because it is such a change of taste. But the glaze should be fine with almost any meat...and its cheesy color would add a festive touch to the table! Our life's busy. In addition to being a farm records analyst, my husband's a minister. I work out of our home—our girls are 4 and 1—as a hairstylist and Edd's secretary, and teach a morning each week at a Christian preschool.
Cherry Almond Ham Glaze Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except almonds and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the almonds.
  2. About 15 minutes before ham is done, spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup glaze over ham. Repeat if desired.
  3. Stir water into remaining glaze; heat through and serve with ham.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 98 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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