Easy Citrus-topped Ham
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
This recipe creates a very tasty succulent ham and is so easy to prepare. I created the recipe 25 years ago when my brother and his wife showed up unexpectedly, and I had to rely on what was on hand to create a meal for 8 people My brother raved and raved about the flavor and texture of the ham, so I knew I'd created a winner. Since then I have used this technique for fixing ham for holiday and church potluck dinners. The leftovers make divine Monte Cristo sandwiches, split pea soup, minestrone, and chef salads.
- 1 x 3 – 4 lb precooked (not canned) boneless ham
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 x 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda pop
- 3 pieces of candied ginger
- 2 cloves
- Place ham in bottom of large crock pot.
- Arrange the sliced citrus alternately over the top of the ham.
- Next, sprinkle the brown sugar over the citrus and ham.
- Pour a little of the canned soda over the brown sugar, and then pour the rest of the soda in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Place the candied ginger and cloves in the soda.
- Place lid on crock pot.
- Cook on high for one hour, and then turn the heat down to low and cook another three hours.
- Let ham sit for 15 minutes before slicing.