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FAMILY FEATURES- A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 15 November 2012 07:07


you want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-youthink recipes, you can do just that.

each of these suggestions incorporates Smucker's(r) Orchard's Finest(r) Preserves, a gourmet line of preserves made with the best fruit from the best places. The preserves contain only four ingredients, and add rich flavor to both sweet and savory holiday dishes. For more recipes to round out your holiday menu, visit

Dress It Up

Here are four delicious ways to dress up your holiday salads. Just start with this basic vinaigrette recipe, and mix in your favorite Smucker's(r) Orchard's Finest(r) Preserves flavor and one other simple ingredient.

Basic Vinaigrette

Mix 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Whisk in 1/4 cup Crisco(r) Pure Canola Oil.

Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

add 1/2 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Pacific Mountain Strawberry Preserves and 2 teaspoons finely minced basil.

Raspberry Cranberry and Rosemary Vinaigrette

add 1/2 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary.

Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette

add 1/2 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Pacific Grove Orange Marmalade Medley and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root.

Apricot Ginger Vinaigrette

add 1/2 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Coastal valley Peach apricot Preserves and 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root.

Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham

Makes: 16 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

1 4 to 5-pound fully cooked boneless ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick

1 12-ounce jar Smucker's Orchard's Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Dash ground cloves, if desired

2 tablespoons raisins, if desired

Heat oven to 325F. Overlap slices of ham in shallow baking pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140∞F.

Combine preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Arrange ham slices on serving platter. Spoon 1/4 cup glaze over center of ham. Serve with remaining warm glaze.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 07:14