Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that I adopted and I have made a couple of changes on it per Dreamgoddess' suggestions. I am putting the celery as an optional item, and making a note to use crushed pineapple in case you can't find the mandarin oranges with pineapple.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices ham, Fully Cooked (Slice of Ham should be cut into 3/4-inch chunks.)
  • 2 stalks celery (Celery should be cut into 1/2-inch chunks on a slant cut (bias) (optional)
  • 11 ounces mandarin orange sections (Mandarin Oranges should contain pineapple also, if not use 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 18 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In a 1 1/2-quart casserole microwave ham, celery, 1 T water, covered, on 100% power for 3 to 4 minutes or till heated through.
  2. Drain orange sections with pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup liquid.
  3. In a 1-cup measure stir together cornstarch and cinnamon.
  4. Stir into reserved liquid.
  5. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.
  6. Drain liquid off ham and celery mixture.
  7. Stir in thickened mixture.
  8. Stir in orange sections with pineapple.
  9. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power about 1 1/2 minutes or till heated through.
  10. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired.
Most Helpful

I made this as part of our Adopted/Unreviewed Recipe Swap. I prepared the glaze on top of the stove, poured it over the ham slices and baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. I couldn't find any mandarin oranges that had pineapple in it, so I added in an 8oz can of crushed pineapple. We didn't think the flavor of the celery blended very well with the oranges and pineapple. I think omitting the celery will definitely make this a 5 star recipe. The glaze thickened up nicely and the entire recipe was done very quickly. This is a good recipe for nights when you need dinner in a hurry.

Dreamgoddess June 06, 2005