This recipe is great for when the holidays come around; it gives the traditional ham a kick in flavor. One portion has 140 calories, 3 grams of fat and none of the saturated kind, 400 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein.
The ham is a cut of meat that comes from the thigh of the posterior leg of the pig. In the United States the tradition of cooking ham for the holidays dates back to 17th century Britain and 18th century France which is very relevant in Louisiana dishes like their gumbos or sandwiches.
The recipe is easy to prepare and it will only take about 10-15 minutes since it does not include many ingredients; however the bake time is about an hour and half. The pineapple pecan ham below makes for twelve servings.
If you have leftovers they are good for a couple of days in the fridge and make for delicious sandwiches or you can freeze it for about 3 weeks
Ingredients and Items Needed:
1 half ham
1 jar of pineapple fruit spread
4 round slices of pineapple
1 cup of Pecans
Pan (to place the half a ham in)
Non stick spray
- The first thing to do is to slice the pineapple slices into small cubes
- Thaw the ham by placing it in the fridge a four to five hours before you need it
- Then pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes
- In the meantime chop or half the pecans
- Place the now thawed ham in the pan lined with aluminum foil and spray the non stick spray
- And cook it in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour but do not turn off oven
- At this point take the ham out and prepare it
- Now take the spoon and spread the pineapple spread it over the ham evenly
- Sprinkle the pecans on top and let them fall where they may
- Now but the ham back in the oven and bake for an hour
- Once complete, remove from oven and carve into either half or an inch slices
- Garnish the ham with the chopped pineapple slices
- And it is ready to serve