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Pear Marmalade Glazed Ham Steaks

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 153kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the cornstarch and boiling water in a small bowl. Whisk to fully combine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven. Serve hot.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg