Stuffed Company Ham with Chutney Baked Pears

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“This is a delicious way of preparing ham for a very special dinner. We always have it at Easter but it would be great for any special occasion, and I can assure you well worth the effort!”
4hrs 15mins

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  1. In a skillet, brown and crumble the sausage.
  2. Drain well and add celery, onion and apple; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until celery is tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in crumbs, mincemeat, parsley and thyme.
  4. Mix well.
  5. On top of ham, cut two full length wedges out, about 1 inch wide and 3/4 inch deep, 3 inches apart.
  6. Spoon about 1/2 cup stuffing into each wedge.
  7. Place remaining stuffing in a greased 1 1/2 cup casserole dish, cover and place in fridge.
  8. Place ham in a roasting tin and cover loosely with a foil tent.
  9. Bake at 325*F for 2 1/4 hours.
  10. In a saucepan, heat jelly and mustard until jelly melts.
  11. Brush some over ham; return ham to oven, uncovered for 30 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with jelly mixture.
  12. Place covered dish of stuffing in the oven at this time as well.
  13. For pears, mix water and lemon juice.
  14. Dip pear halves in this and drain.
  15. Place with cut sides up in a greased baking pan.
  16. Mix chutney and apple juice; pour over pears.
  17. Drizzle with butter.
  18. Remove ham from oven; covr with foil and let stand 30 minutes before slicing.
  19. While continuing to bake stuffing, bake pears, uncovered for 30 minutes basting occasionally.
  20. Serve the ham sliced, accompanied with the pears.

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