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Easy Ham with Cherry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


10-12 servings

In Taylors, South Carolina, Carol Lee Jones often fixes this delicious ham topped with a thick cherry sauce. "It's such a favorite that I've served it at Easter dinners, church breakfasts and a friend's wedding brunch," she writes.


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2/3 cup ginger ale, divided
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Score surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. In a small bowl, combine the jelly, mustard and 1 tablespoon ginger ale; rub over scored surface of ham. Cut ham in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting with cooking juices near the end of cooking time.
  2. For sauce, place pie filling in a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and remaining ginger ale; stir into pie filling until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over ham.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Let ham be the star in easy Christmas recipes like this, which pair well with scalloped potatoes or other favorite Christmas casseroles.
  • Nutrition Facts

    4 ounce-weight: 284 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1469mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

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