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bonnie's ham slices with pineapple and cherries

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This is an old recipe from the 50's that we used to get dinner on the table in a flash. It can be done in less than 30 minutes, too. You can put your own spin on this dish by adding what you like. We like it with Cilantro Rice or mashed potatoes and a green vegetable. You can use pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple, or add other fruits. My son used to pick the cherries out of the dish when he was little, now I notice his little boys do the same thing! Enjoy!

yield 2 or 4 if you use 2 large slices of ham.
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's ham slices with pineapple and cherries

  • 1 or 2 slices of ham quartered
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple and juice
  • about a dozen maraschino cherries, stems removed
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How To Make bonnie's ham slices with pineapple and cherries

  • Ham slice
    One or two slices of ham.
  • About one inch of water in a saucepan
    Put about an inch of water in a medium size saucepan.
  • Quartered slices of ham in water
    Add the quartered ham slices, make sure they are just covered with water. When the water boils, simmer the ham slices about 5 minutes.
  • Cherries
    While you are waiting on the ham, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the stems from the cherries and pat dry with paper towels..
  • pat dry the quartered slices of ham
    Remove the ham slices from the water, and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Ham slices in the baking dish
    Arrange the ham slices in a kitchen sprayed baking dish.
  • Brown sugar
    Pour the brown sugar over the ham slices. Add nutmeg.
  • Pineapple
    Add the crushed pineapple.
  • Ham slices with pineapple and maraschino cherries
    Add the cherries. .
  • Just baked
    Dot with the butter. Pop the baking dish into the oven. Bake uncovered in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes. You want it to just start to brown
  • Serve with your favorite sides
    Serve the slices with sides of your choice. This is really good with Cilantro Rice or mashed potatoes.
  • This was my dinner
    Here is how it looks!
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