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Nov 21, 2005 04:11 PM

Cooking a ham, should I put something under it?

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I'll be cooking (reheating, really) a spiral cut ham with the honey glaze that comes with it. Should I put something on the bottom of the pan to maximize on the flavor the ham will be releasing? Please help. It's my first time making a ham.


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  1. You don't really need anything to enhance the flavor, it should be great as it comes. If you want to gild the lily, there's always raisin sauce with dijon mustard, brown sugar, vinegar and brandy you could add, but think that's a little too much.

    1. I'm also doing ham this year. I usually open up a can of pineapple and put it in the bottom of the pan. The juice gives the ham some nice flavor and the pineapple makes a nice side dish. To help caramelize the pineapple, I usually sprinkle some brown sugar over it. Another option would be to use some stock or broth on the bottom to keep the ham moist. You can certainly flavor the broth with some onion, garlic or herbs. This year, I'll be using the pineapple combine w/ some chicken broth.