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Pineapple And Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

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Ingredients
  Cooked boneless ham 3 Pound
  Whole cloves 20
  Canned sliced pineapple 16 1⁄2 Ounce, drained and juice reserved (2 Cans Of 8 1/4 Ounce Each)
  Packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Prepared mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries 4 (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. With a sharp tipped knife, make ¼ inch deep diagonal cuts on the surface of the ham.
2. Stud cloves in between each diamond shape that is formed with the slashes.
3. Place the ham in a microwave friendly cooking bag and place it in a large microwaveable dish.
4. Measure 2-cups of pineapple juice into a microwaveable bowl, adding water if required.
5. Stir in brown sugar, mustard and ginger.
6. Heat the syrup mixture in the microwave at HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
7. Remove and stir until sugar dissolves.
8. Pour syrup over ham in bag shaking so that the ham is coated from all sides.
9. With string, twister or piece of plastic, tie the bag loosely and pierce with a knife in 2-3 places to allow steam to escape.
10. Place in the microwave and set the power at 5
11. Cook the meat for about 30 minutes.
12. Turn over the ham and cook for another 30 minutes, until the ham is heated all the way to the center and the syrup has turned to a rich glaze.
13. Allow the ham to stand for 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.

SERVING
14. Remove the ham from the cooking bag and arrange on a serving platter
15. Pour the syrup from the bag over the ham.
16. Garnish the platter with pineapple slices, placing cherries in the center of the pineapple rings.
17. Slice using a carving knife and fork, at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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