My sister Karen has several fruit trees in her yard that produce far more fruit than she and her husband can possibly eat. She came to the same decision that I made with my marmalade that she could make Christmas gifts with them. This year she sent us apple butter.
I had decided to have ham steak for Sunday’s dinner. I have used several of my marmalades as glazes for past ham steaks. Using Karen’s apple butter seemed a logical leap. To go with the ham I also made roasties and a spinach salad.
Karl’s Ham Steak with Apple Butter Clove Glaze
2 Tbs. Karen’s apple butter
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
½ tsp. cloves, ground
1½ lb. ¾ inch ham steak
1. Mix the apple butter, vinegar, mustard, and cloves in a small cup.
2. Pat ham steak dry and put it on a small lipped baking sheet.
Tip: Covering the pan in aluminum foil is an ecologically unsound method of making clean up easier.
3. Spread the apple glaze over the top of the steak.
4. Broil the ham steak for 15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven.
Tip: Do not leave the steak under the broiler for too long or the meat will turn tough and dry.
5. Put the steak on a serving plate and serve warm.