Date Night Idea

Start with that classic pair, wine and cheese, and add a few other tidbits to create your own sweet combos for a party buffet, or just the two of you in front of a fire.

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Apricots

Dried fruit offers a sweet contrast to a slaty or savory cheese.

Walnuts

A few nuts add texture, sweetness and a hint of salt.

Blue Cheese

Known for their blue vein coloring, these varieties are boldly flavored – from salty to spicy.

Grapes

A burst of sweetness can increase the flavors of some cheeses.

Salami

Strong, savory flavors enhance the taste of cheese or crackers.

Goat Cheese

This soft cheese has a robust aroma and tart, earthy flavor.

Brie

The perfect dessert cheese has a soft, silky texture and a buttery flavor that pairs nicely with fruit or nuts.

Crackers

The subtle, salty flavor and crunchy texture provides balance and substance.

Fig Jam

A hint of berry with a honey-like sweetness serves as a perfect match for Brie.

Colby Jack

This classic blend has a semi-hard texture and mild flavor.

spiced rum cola glazed ham

Prep: 15 minutes plus standing • Bake: 1 hour 50 minutes • Serves: 10

1 Schnucks spiral-sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)
2 cans (12 ounces each) cola, divided
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup packed Schnucks light brown sugar
3 tablespoons spiced rum such as Captain Morgan’s (optional)
1 tablespoon Schnucks Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham, cut side down, in 13 x 9-inch metal, glass or ceramic baking dish. Pour 1 can cola over and around ham. Bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 90°F.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat remaining 1 can cola to boiling over medium heat; boil 10 minutes or until thickened and reduced by half. With whisk, stir in marmalade, brown sugar, rum, if using, mustard, thyme and cloves; cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat. Makes about 1-1/2 cups glaze.
  3. Remove ham from oven. Brush ham with some cola glaze; return ham to oven. Bake 50 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 130°F, brushing ham every 15 minutes with cola glaze. Remove ham from oven. Carefully place ham on serving platter. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing.
  4. Pour any drippings in 13 x 9-inch pan into same saucepan with any remaining glaze; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 15 minutes or until sauce thickens and reaches desired consistency. Makes about 2 cups sauce to serve on the side.


Each serving: about 682 calories, 35 g total fat (12 g saturated), 213 mg cholesterol, 3713 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 66 g protein

Prep: 5 minutes plus standing • Bake: 1 hour 45 minutes • Serves: 12

1 Schnucks spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)
1 jar (8 ounces) Captain Rodney’s original or hot Scotch Bonnet pepper jelly
1 cup Schnucks peach preserves
1/4 cup packed Schnucks light brown sugar
1/4 cup Schnucks apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Schnucks Dijon mustard

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham, cut side down, in 13 x 9-inch metal, glass or ceramic baking dish. Bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 90°F.
  2. Meanwhile, in 1- to 2-quart saucepan, heat jelly, preserves, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard to boiling over medium heat; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Remove ham from oven. Spoon some glaze over ham; return ham to oven. Bake 45 to 55 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 130°F, brushing ham every 15 minutes with additional glaze. Remove ham from oven. Carefully place ham on serving platter. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing.
  4. Pour any drippings in 13 x 9-inch pan into same saucepan with any remaining glaze; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 2 cups. Slice ham and serve with sauce.

Each serving: about 538 calories, 24 g total fat (8 g saturated), 147 mg cholesterol, 2611 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 46 g protein

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Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes plus standing • Serves: 12

1 Schnucks spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)
2 cups fresh or refrigerated orange juice
1-1/3 cups packed Schnucks brown sugar
1 cup Schnucks Dijon or spicy brown mustard
4 small jalapeño chile peppers, seeded if desired, finely chopped plus additional for garnish
3 garlic cloves, crushed with press
Orange wedges and fresh bay leaves for garnish (optional)

  1. Place roasting rack in large roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in pan; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F. In small saucepan, heat orange juice, brown sugar, mustard, jalapeño and garlic to boiling over medium-high heat; cook 30 minutes or until glaze is reduced to about 2-1/2 cups, stirring occasionally; remove from heat.
  3. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil. Bake ham 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove ham from oven; increase oven temperature to 400°F.
  4. Reserve 1-1/2 cups glaze. Brush ham with about 1/2 cup remaining glaze; add 1/2 inch of water to bottom of roasting pan. Bake ham, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 120°F, brushing every 5 minutes with remaining glaze.
  5. Transfer ham to serving platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let ham stand 15 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing. Garnish ham with orange wedges, bay leaves and jalapeños, if desired, along with reserved glaze.

Each serving: about 529 calories, 14 g total fat (3 g saturated), 181 mg cholesterol, 3101 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 30 g sugars, 67 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom
Make sure you use an instant-read thermometer to check for the proper internal temperature of the ham.

Spiced orange glazed ham

Active Time: 25 minutes • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes • Serves: 12

1 Schnucks spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)
1 juice orange
1 jar (12 ounces) sweet orange marmalade
3 tablespoons Schnucks Select Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup packed Schnucks light brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Remove ham from packaging, discarding plastic cover from bone-end of ham. Reserve glaze packet for another use (see below). Place ham, cut side down, in 13 x 9-inch metal, glass or ceramic baking pan; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, grate peel and squeeze juice from orange; place juice and 1 tablespoon peel into 1- to 2-quart saucepan. (If desired, set aside any remaining peel to use later for garnish.) Add marmalade, Dijon mustard, vinegar, pumpkin pie spice and dry mustard and heat to boiling over medium heat; boil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar and boil 2 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat. Makes about 2 cups glaze.
  3. Remove ham from oven; set aside aluminum foil to use later. Spoon some glaze over ham, then return ham to oven. Bake 45 to 55 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 120°F, brushing ham every 15 minutes with additional glaze. Remove ham from oven. Carefully place ham on serving platter. If desired, sprinkle any remaining grated orange peel over ham for garnish. Cover ham loosely with reserved foil and let stand 15 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing.
  4. Meanwhile, pour any drippings from 13 x 9-inch pan into same saucepan with remaining glaze; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 10 to 12 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced to about 1-1/2 cups. Slice ham and serve with sauce.


Each serving: about 513 calories, 24 g total fat (8 g saturated), 147 mg cholesterol, 2602 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 46 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom

Use the honey and spiced glaze packet included with your Schnucks spiral sliced ham for these quick and easy weeknight recipes:

> Sprinkle dry glaze directly over boneless, skinless chicken breasts or salmon steaks before sautéing in a touch of oil or butter.

> In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons dry glaze and 1 tablespoon each water and butter over medium to medium-high heat until glaze dissolves; add 1 pound peeled and sliced apples and cook until tender, browned and glazed.

> In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup dry glaze with 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon butter until glaze dissolves. Cut about 1-1/2 pounds peeled sweet potatoes into wedges or chunks. On a foil-lined rimmed baking pan, toss potatoes with glaze to coat. Roast in a 425°F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until tender, stirring once halfway through roasting.

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