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Glazed Ham & Squash

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Maple syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Acorn squash 1 1⁄2
  Fully cooked center cut ham 8 Ounce (1 Inch Thick)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Banana 1
  Orange slices 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Place butter or margarine in a 'small bowl. Microwave butter or margarine at 100% (high) 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in syrup and spices; set aside.
2. Place whole squash in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Microwave at 100% (high) 2 minutes.
3. Pierce squash in several places with a large fork; turn squash over. Microwave at 100% (high) 5 to 6 minutes or until tender, turning squash after 2 to 3 minutes. Slice squash into 1/2-inch rings; discard seeds. Set squash aside.
4. Slash fat edges of ham at 1-inch intervals to prevent curling during cooking. Place ham in same baking dish. Pour orange juice over ham; cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave at 100% (high) 3 minutes.
5. Turn ham slice over. Microwave, covered, at 30% ( medium low ) 2 minutes. Pour off pan juices.
6. Peel banana; halve crosswise. Add squash rings and banana to baking dish. Drizzle with syrup mixture. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave at 30% ( medium low ) 5 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with orange slices.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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