When I was young my family had Turkey for Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas. 2 weeks ago I sent you a recipe for a bit more extravagant option for your holiday dinner; Duck with Passion Fruit Sauce.
This week I thought I would send you a simple but delicious recipe for a more traditional Christmas Eve family dinner. Since you will be purchasing a precooked ham all you have to do is make the glaze and heat the ham. This way you can focus your time on what matters most during this holiday season, the people in your life that you have relationships with.
Ham with Passion Fruit Glaze Recipe
Ham or turkey? Which one does your family eat during the holidays? My family always has 2 turkeys for Thanksgiving, one smoked and one roasted, and Ham for Christmas. Not sure why, it has just always been that way.
Ham gets a whole different sauce selection. I first baste it with the sauce in this recipe and then I add our Passion Fruit Jelly and our Passion Fruit Pepper Jelly to the table in little bowls. I personally love the Passion Pepper Jelly with the ham. The passion fruit is perfect to cut the saltiness of the ham bringing a nice balance.
What sauce options do you give your family and friends during your holiday feasts?
- 1 Ham (pre-cooked or smoked)
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 Rosemary
- 1 Cranberry (optional)
- 1 Toothpicks to hold the fruit on
- 1 Lilikoi Glaze:
- 2 Tbl Honey
- 2 Tbl Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup Lilikoi puree
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
- Mix all glaze ingredients well
- Baste ham
- Decorate with fruit and herbs as desired
- Cover and heat in oven 20 min per pound
- Baste every 20 minutes
Save half the sauce for the last basting. The last 20 minutes uncover the ham. Use the remaining lilikoi glaze mixture for one final basting. Bake until your ham is golden.
Our family is a saucy family. We love to dip our food in all kinds of fun sauces. Making a double batch of the glaze will leave you plenty to put on the table for when the ham is served.
From our home to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season celebrating with family and friends.