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Honey Ham With Asian Pears

Honey Ham With Asian Pears

This sweet and savory dish is popular in south-west China.


  • 1/2 pound Smithfield ham, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 Asian pears, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 green onions, cut into thirds


Lay the ham slices out in a steamproof dish. Sprinkle with the brown sugar. Steam for 25 minutes, adding more water as needed.

When the ham is nearly finished cooking, combine the soy sauce, water and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm.

Add the pear slices to the steaming dish. Brush the pears and ham slices with some of the sauce. Steam for 5 more minutes. Pour the remainder of the sauce over and garnish with the green onion before serving.

Yield: 4 Servings

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