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Honeyed Ham with Pears and Cranberries

The Christmas ham is made even more glorious by other ingredients associated with year's end. Baked pears and cranberries provide a balance of sugar and acidity. The ham is infused with cloves, and a warm glaze of cider, cinnamon, ginger, and honey draws out the meat's smoky-sweet flavor.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005



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  • Heather EH
    15 DEC, 2013
    I used this recipe tonight with a farm fresh ham and it was the most amazing ham I've ever eaten! My guests raved about it, even the ones who claimed to have never liked ham. It will be my new go-to christmas ham recipe, for sure. Thank you Martha!
  • Shannonpgh
    21 DEC, 2012
    HELP! How do I adjust this recipe if I am using a semi-boneless ham?
  • MS11367102
    16 DEC, 2012
    A wonderful recipe that even an infrequent cook can manage.
  • hillsgoodman
    19 NOV, 2011
    I have made this ham for Thanksgiving every year for the last 5 years! It is THE best ham recipe around! SO easy too and it looks very pretty with the pears and cranberries surrounding it!
  • artie63
    20 MAR, 2008
    This is the best ham recipe I've ever made. I get requests for this every Christmas and Easter. The pears and cranberries make a great side dish
  • ChristyAnneSanchez
    19 NOV, 2007
    This is a wonderfully sweet ham! It is a favorite of mine and my extended family. We were discussing the Thanksgiving menu the other day and my mother in law requested that I make this ham. Everyone agreed, so I know that it was a big hit!

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