I used to think it would be wrong to just have ham for dinner. This cherry sauce glazed ham made me think it would actually be ok to just sit down to a plate of ham and get at it. I didn’t, but I could have. The tartness of the cherries and the sweetness of the honey, along with a few spices, make each bite fantastic. Even a cheap ham becomes something decadent after being glazed with the sauce.
I think you could try something other than cherry preserves to make the sauce for this cherry sauce glazed ham, if you wanted to. You’d want something that isn’t so sweet, though, such as cranberry or pomegranates.
Wow, it’s just like the cherry Slurpee I remember from when I was a young kid! Super cherry flavor and so refreshing. And of course, you get a wonderful red tongue as a bonus!
To really bring back the memories of having a cherry Slurpee as a child, I drank this fast enough to get a full-on brain freeze. I didn’t do it on purpose (who does?), but I wasn’t surprised that it happened!
This prompted me to look up brain freeze (aka an ice-cream headache) on Wikipedia: “Ice cream headaches” result from quickly eating or drinking very cold substances. It is commonly experienced when applying ice-cream (or similar) to the roof of the mouth (palate) or when swallowing it. Typically, the headache appears in about 10 seconds and lasts about 20 seconds. The term ice-cream headache has been in use since at least 31 January 1937.