Lima Beans with Ham and Cream

Lima Beans with Ham and Cream Recipe
Oxmoor House

Maple-honey ham imparts a smoky sweetness to these baby beans simmered in cream.


6 to 8 servings

Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


1 tablespoon butter
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen baby lima beans, thawed
1/2 pound maple-honey ham, diced (we tested with Boar's Head)
1 cup finely diced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 to 1/3 cup chicken broth


Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish, and set aside.

Stir together lima beans and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; spoon into prepared dish.

Bake, covered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; stir and bake 30 more minutes or until bubbly and browned. Serve with a slotted spoon, if desired. Beans will thicken as they begin to cool.

Christmas With Southern Living,

Oxmoor House

June 2006