I have been busy cooking for noche buena. A Filipino tradition that my family do every Christmas Eve. I really miss the sweet ham and leche flan. This year, actually last night, I tried to do the tradition. This was my first attempt and I almost got it. The sweet ham almost tasted like we had from home and my leche flan was just at the right sweetness and firmness.
I bought a fully cooked honey glazed ham from Savemart. Not the big ones, but about 1-2 lbs. I was particularly paying attention with the sodium content and luckily this had the least amount, about 700mg, I don’t want a sweet and salty ham. I followed the sauce recipe from this website: http://www.filipino-food-recipes.com/filipino-ham.html. Pineapple juice is a very important ingredient for Filipino Sweet Ham taste. I also like the while cloves flavor, I wouldn’t skip it. Although the sauce is for a bigger ham, I used the extra for further glazing the ham on the individual slices I take when I eat.