I found this recipe in my own notebook from the sixties but have not made it since then. I must have thought it was pretty special to have included it in my note book. I looked for pictures on the internet but did not find one of this recipe anywhere so I thought I would share it with those who may have some left over ham (or ham steaks) they would like to dress up with a rediscovered recipe from the past.
Brown the ham slices in your skillet (electric or stove top)
Mix the juice from the peaches with the mint syrup and pour over meat
If you don't have time to make the mint syrup, or have not found any at the store -- you can also just had 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of mint flavoring to the peach syrup from the can. Stir together, taste to make sure you have enough mint, then pour over meat.
Top with the peaches and cherries, sprinkle with cinnamon
Cover and simmer on low heat till fruit is done
TO MAKE MINT SYRUP:
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and add the sugar. Add fresh mint leaves (or mint flavoring -- your choice).
Simmer until thickened. (About 10 minutes.)
Strain out the leaves if desired. Transfer syrup to a small metal bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Can be used warm in this dish, but any extra can be cooled and stored in a covered container for up to one month.
This mint flavored simple syrup can be used to sweeten tea, flavor milk, lemonade, or seltzer, and is an especially delightful treat over vanilla ice cream. I like to add a little green food coloring if I'm using it for ice cream.
You can also use this simple syrup recipe to make ginger, basil, cinnamon, vanilla or any flavored syrup.