by Cindy Sanchez
So, you've decided on having ham for Christmas dinner this year but you don't want to stick with a plain baked ham? Glazing or spicing up your ham can add just the right festive touch!
2 bananas cut into fourths
1 8 oz can sliced peaches
1 8 oz can sliced pears
12 maraschino sherries, halved
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 lb fully cooked boneless smoked ham
1 23 oz can sweet potatoes, drained and halved
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Mix the bananas, peaches and pears (both with syrup), cherries and pmpkin pie spice. Remove 1/2 cup syrup from the fruit mixture and reserve. Refrigerate fruit mixture. Place the ham in an ungreased baking dish. Arrange sweet potatoes around the ham. Mix brown sugar, reserved fruit syrup and the mustard and pour over ham and potatoes. Cook uncovered in 350* oven for 30 minutes - occasionally spooning the sauce onto the ham and potatoes.
Drain fruit mixture and arrange around and on top of ham. Cook uncovered an additional 15 minutes.
Adapted from Betty Crocker's Cookbook
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