Baked ham on Christmas is as customary in some households as exchanging gifts on this special day. And the addition of canned pears, plus a variety of fruited marmalades and preserves, can make the holiday glazed ham an impressive buffet centerpiece as well.
Add a touch of flavor and variety to traditional meals with the following glazes for your favorite ham recipe. One calls for dried apricot halves and preserves; the other features orange marmalade and mandarin oranges. APRICOT-PEAR GLAZE
1 (29-ounce) can pear halves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon allspice
12 dried apricot halves
1/2 cup apricot preserves
Drain pears, reserving 1 cup syrup. Combine pear syrup with lemon juice and allspice in small saucepan. Add apricots and simmer 15 minutes or until apricots are tender. Remove apricots with slotted spoon.