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Pear Marmalade Glazed Ham Steaks BoulderLocavore.com

Simple Suppers: Pear-Marmalade Glazed Ham Steaks

Ham steak offers a wonderful, quick alternative to cooking an entire ham. Glazed with a pear-marmalade topped off with some Chinese Five Spice, and no one will know you whipped it up in a bit over an hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham steaks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 153 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • Juice of one Blood Orange
  • 1 red D’Anjou Pear , soft and ripe; peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup Marmalade
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 Ham Steaks (approximately 2 pounds total), raw


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and boiling water in a small bowl. Whisk to fully combine.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the blood orange juice, pear, marmalade, Chinese five spice to the cornstarch mixture. Whisk to combine and mash the pear with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher until it is only very small pieces and liquid. Bring mixture to a low boil.
  4. Add cornstarch-water mixture; whisk to combine. Allow to return to a low boil and simmer until it begins to thicken (less than 5 minutes). It will continue to thicken during baking.
  5. In a baking pan large enough to fit both steaks not overlapping (I used a 15-inch by 10-inch pan), pour ¾’s of the glaze into the pan. Add the ham steak allowing them to become covered on the bottom side with the glaze; turn them over allowing the glaze-free side to face the glaze.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Baste with the remaining glaze and any pan juices from cooking. Return to oven and bake another 25-30 minutes. Check to ensure they are not drying out and baste from pan juices and pan glaze if needed.
  7. Remove from oven. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Suppers: Pear-Marmalade Glazed Ham Steaks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 960mg40%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin C 26.9mg33%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.