Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This was a recipe of my Mom's that was a favorite to all us kids! I recently found her hand-written recipe and just had to post this (especially for Chef Bill Hilbrich who has a cookbook devoted to Spam...) When I look back on those years in the 70's when my siblings and I looked forward to this dish so much, I now realize that my Mom was just trying to "stretch her grocery budget," but how happy she must have been that we really LOVED this recipe! Funny, huh?
- 2 (12 ounce) cans Spam
- 10 whole cloves
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon water
- Lay both Spam loaves side by side in glass 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
- Insert 5 cloves into each Spam loaf, spaced evenly (in star shape).
- Mix remaining ingredients well, and spread this glaze on top of both Spam loaves (letting it drip down the sides).
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes (checking so it does not burn.).
- Let cool for 5 minutes, slice and remove cloves before serving.
Oh, Yes ... A blast from the past when canned meat was seen as a convience rather than something to hide in the cupboard. My mother made this, although I do not recall the star shape, back in the 1950's, and I loved it. Thank You for preserving a childhood memory. Bill
Oh yeah. This was great! Made only have for just my wife and I but we really liked this. Thanks for a great new dish.
I liked this!! But then again, I am a Spam junkie. It was easy and tasty. I loved the glaze. My children at it too, which is always a big plus. Thanks for another good use for Spam.