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Recipe: Apricot-glazed ham steaks


Beverly Rice's ham recipe is a welcome change from the chicken and fish recipes we frequently receive. Rice, who lives in Dalton, says, "I came up with the recipe in desperation one day -- looked through the pantry and fridge, and voila!" A glaze of apricot spread and orange juice and a topping of fresh orange slices give the meat a lot of flavor without overwhelming it. While last week we had to work to whittle the recipe down to meet the five-ingredient limit, Rice is happy with just four. 
-- Jeanne Besser 

Hands on time:   Total time: 30 minutes  Serves: 3

    3 ( 1/4-pound) ham steaks or 1 ( 3/4-pound) ham steak cut into thirds 
    1/4 cup apricot spreadable fruit 
    1/4 cup orange juice 
    1 orange, peeled and sliced 

In a lightly oiled large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add ham when skillet is hot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Add apricot spread and orange juice to skillet, stirring until spread melts. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, turning ham frequently, until coated with glaze. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with orange slices.

Per serving: 233 calories (percent of calories from fat, 19), 27 grams protein, 2 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 5 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 51 milligrams cholesterol, 1,451 milligrams sodium.



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