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Ham with Spiced Cherry Sauce

Photo: David Malosh; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins

Serves 4


  • 3/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 1 fully cooked ham steak (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 353
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • sodium 1835 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan, combine preserves, vinegar, orange zest, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat, stirring until sauce is well combined, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.

  2. Pat ham dry with paper towels. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add ham and cook until lightly browned and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer ham to a serving platter, drizzle with cherry sauce and garnish with orange zest, if desired. Serve any remaining sauce on the side.

  4. Dress it up. To make your Easter platter look more festive, top the ham steak with broiled orange slices. Just lay 1/2-inch slices on a greased sheet pan, sprinkle with a touch of sugar and broil until lightly brown.