Instead of baking a ham for your Easter dinner this year, try Ham Slices in Orange Sauce as a delicious alternative. This recipe is just as easy to prepare as baked ham, and much easier to serve.

The extra-lean ham is already sliced into 3-ounce servings for you. It is also lower in fat content than other ham products, making it a healthier choice for your holiday menu.If you are serving buffet-style this Easter, fan the ham slices out on a large serving platter and garnish them with twisted orange slices. Your guests will rave about how you brought the "sunshine taste" to your Easter dinner.

Each serving contains approximately:

Calories210

Cholesterol45 mg.

Fat:4 gm.

Sodium:1,024 mg.

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Ham Slices in Orange Sauce

4 extra-lean cooked ham slices, 3 ounces each

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup orange juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons grated orange peel

1 teaspoon Angostura bitters (optional)

1 orange, thinly sliced

Additional grated orange peel for garnish

Trim all fat from the ham slices. In a heavy skillet, lightly brown the ham on both sides.

In a sauce pan, mix the cornstarch with the orange juice. Add the salt, cinnamon, sugar, grated orange peel and bitters. Cook over low heat until clear and thickened.

Pour 1/4 cup of the orange sauce over each ham slice and garnish with the orange slices. Sprinkle with grated orange peel. Makes 4 servings.