Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Quick and easy dinner for two.
- 1 lb ham steak
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, finely diced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄4 cup apple cider
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- Remove rind and trim off all but 1/4-inch of outer fat. Cut ham into two serving pieces. Score the fat edge at 1-inch intervals so the steak does not curl during cooking.
- Lightly saute, ham on both sides in butter for 3-4 minutes a side. Remove ham steak to a plate and keep warm.
- Add diced apples and saute until somewhat soft. Stir in mustard and cider and reduce until the cider has almost entirely evaporated.
- Slowly wisk in the heavy cream and reduce until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper and spoon sauce over steak.
Loved the flavors. Pork and apples being a classic combo it would be hard to go wrong there. The thing that I have to mention is that the apple juice, mustard and cream didn't like each other much. As soon as I added the cream to the pan it separated and looked curdled. It's fresh cream that I got yesterday and was opened tonight and it's fine. Perhaps my heat was too high? I didn't add any salt as ham is so salty on it's own and I didn't think that pepper spots would look nice in the pic. Over all this is very tasty and quick to make (always a +) and we enjoyed it. Made for Photo Tag.
This was a nice change from the normal ham dinner. I felt it was a bit too sweet for me tho. Im not sure if the apple cider brought too much of a "desserty" taste to the ham, then adding the apples and heavy cream kinda made the sauce seem like something I would want on my ice cream not ham. But still this was a very intereting recipe that I am glad I tried and I bet people with more risk taking taste buds would really enjoy it.