The holidays just aren't the holidays without a feast full of beautiful and delicious meals to share. Our traditional Christmas dinner menu has all your favorite holiday meal to choose from, including appetizers, main-dish meats, festive side-dish recipes, and desserts. Start planning your traditional Christmas dinner today.
1 - 6 pound cooked ham, rump half
1 - recipe Apricot-Mustard Glaze, Pomegranate BBQ Glaze, or Cranberry-Orange Glaze
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Score ham by making shallow diagonal cuts in a diamond pattern at 1-inch intervals. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going thermometer into center of ham (thermometer should not touch the bone). Cover with foil.
Bake for 1 1/4 hours. Uncover; bake for 20 to 60 minutes more or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F. Meanwhile, prepare desired glaze. Brush ham with some of the glaze during the last 20 minutes of baking. Serve with remaining glaze.
FROM THE TEST KITCHEN
Nutrition analysis per teaspoon: 33 calories, 0 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 6 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 11 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron
Nutrition analysis per 2 teaspoons: 22 calories, 0 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 0 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 4 gm sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron
POMEGRANATE BBQ GLAZE
Nutrition analysis per 2 teaspoons: 30 calories, 0 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 6 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 96 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron
1 - cup apricot preserves
1 - tablespoon rice vinegar
1 - tablespoon Chinese-style hot mustard
1 - teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
In a small bowl stir together preserves, vinegar, mustard, and ginger.
Pomegranate BBQ Glaze
1/2 - cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1 - tablespoon olive oil
3/4 - cup bottled chili sauce
1/2 - cup pomegranate juice
1/4 - cup honey
1 - tablespoon white or regular balsamic vinegar
1/2 - teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 - teaspoon ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chili sauce, pomegranate juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, dry mustard, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
1 - cup cranberry relish or orange-cranberry marmalade
1/4 - cup orange juice
1 - teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or sage
In a small saucepan combine the cranberry relish, orange juice, and thyme. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is thickened to a glazing consistency.
NUTRITION FACTS (Holiday Ham)
Per serving: 241 kcal , 13 g fat (4 g sat. fat , 2 g polyunsaturated fat , 6 g monounsaturated fat ), 83 mg chol. , 1110 mg sodium , 1 g carb. , 0 g fiber , 0 g sugar , 29 g pro.