This March 10 photo shows glazed sweet potato stuffed ham in Concord, N.H. Photo by: AP Photo/Matthew Mead
April 2, 2014 10:48:58 AM
At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff ... ? Hams!
It's not a crazy as it sounds. And it's much easier than you think. We created a delicious and beautiful baked ham that is stuffed with layer upon layer of sweet potato slices. The trick is to use a spiral-cut ham. All those slices are the perfect place to insert a bit of flavor and color to your ham. Simply start at one slice, use your fingers to gently peel apart the layers, then insert thin slices of sweet potato.
And if sweet potatoes aren't your thing, the same approach would work with butternut squash or Yukon Gold potatoes. Just be certain to slice the vegetables as thinly as possible. A mandoline is your best bet.
GLAZED SWEET POTATO-STUFFED HAM
Start to finish: 3 hours (20 minutes active)
Makes 16 servings
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
7- to 9-pound spiral-cut ham
10-ounce jar apricot preserves
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Nutrition information per serving: 400 calories; 200 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 23 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 31 g protein; 1860 mg sodium.