I came across this recipe on Weight Watchers Online today and hope to try it this weekend. Ham is a staple around our house for Easter, but as you know, it’s just not that good for you. So anytime I find a recipe to lighten up a favorite, I give it a whirl!
If ham isn’t doing it for you, look for some more main dish ideas for Easter later today!
Apricot-Citrus Stuffed Ham from Weight Watchers!
POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 6 Preparation Time: 20 min Cooking Time: 40 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Tart fruits, such as apricots and lemons, pair especially well with a rich, salty meat like ham. They’ll add wonderful flair to your Easter meal.
1 1/2 pound(s) extra-lean ham, approximately 11% fat, roast cut 18 pieces dried apricot halves 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 1/2 tbsp orange zest 1/4 cup(s) honey 4 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, at room temperature 1/4 cup(s) fresh lemon juice
1 fl oz brandy, or bourbon (about 2 tbsp)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Use a paring knife to cut a hole through center of ham. Press 6 apricots and half of each zest into opening. Make crisscross cuts in top of ham, about 1/8-inch deep. Set ham in a baking pan and sprinkle remaining apricots around it.
To make glaze: Stir together honey, juices, brandy and remaining zests. Brush ham with glaze, then pour glaze around ham.
Bake 40 minutes, basting top every 10 minutes. Slice, serve hot and drizzle with extra glaze. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces of ham, 3 apricots and 2 1/2 tablespoons of sauce per serving.
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