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Up Side-Down Ham Loaf—Family Favorite

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Dark brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned pineapple 13 1⁄2 Ounce
  Maraschino cherries 3
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Soft bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Prepared mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Smoked ham 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350F.

MAKING
2. In an 8-by-8-by-2-inch pan slowly melt butter, over low heat.
3. Stir in sugar until smooth and remove from heat.
4. Drain pineapple well, reserving liquid.
5. Spread pineapple evenly over sugar mixture in pan.
6. Arrange cherries in a pretty design on pineapple and set aside.
7. Combine pineapple liquid with enough milk to measure 1 cup.
8. In large bowl, beat egg slightly with fork.
9. Stir in milk mixture, bread crumbs, mustard, salt, and pepper.
10. Mix well adding ham and pork until combined, using hands if necessary.
11. Spoon meat mixture evenly over pineapple in pan and bake for about 1 hour.
12. Drain off excess liquid.

SERVING
13. Invert loaf on platter, so pineapple is on top and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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