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Cran-Apple Ham Slice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Cranberries, apple and a little brown sugar blend into a chunky accompaniment to ham. The not-too-sweet sauce gets its pretty pink color from cranberry juice. When cranberries are in season, I freeze some specifically for this down-home dinner. -Jena Coffey, Rock Hill, Missouri


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 small apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham steak (1 pound)


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and allspice. Stir in cranberry juice until smooth. Add apple and cranberries. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute. Keep warm.
  2. Place ham slice in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with fruit mixture.

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