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Apple Glazed Ham with Apple-Ginger Compote

Tender ham served with a sweet-and-savory compote of apples, onions, fresh ginger and currants.

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Ingredients

  • * 1 Cook's® Bone-in Butt or Shank Portion Ham

Glaze
  • * 1/3 cup spiced apple butter
  • * 1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed

Apple-Ginger Compote
  • * 1/4 cup butter
  • * 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • * 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • * 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • * 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • * 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • * 1/2 cup currants
  • * 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • * Dash ground red pepper

Preparation

  1. Prepare ham according to package directions, uncovering and brushing with glaze the last 30 minutes of the baking time.
  2. Glaze: Mix apple butter and 1 cup juice concentrate in small bowl until well blended.
  3. Apple-Ginger Compote: Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add onions and ginger; cook 5 minutes, or until onions are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in brown sugar. Increase heat to medium. Add apples; cook and stir 8 minutes, or until apples are lightly browned and tender. Stir in vinegar; cook 1 minute. Add currants, 1/4 cup juice concentrate and the red pepper; mix well. Remove from heat; set aside.
  4. Transfer ham to cutting board. Let stand 10 minutes. Carve ham into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Serve with the Apple-Ginger Compote.

Notes

Great Substitute: Use Cook's® Bone-in Spiral Sliced Half Ham in place of the Butt or Shank Portion Ham. Prepare and bake ham according to package directions, uncovering and brushing with the Glaze for the last 30 minutes of the baking time. Continue as directed.