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:
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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.