I recently found these baby pears in the supermarket and just had to use them, but you can use fresh pear slices too.
Hot ham is so delicious and always tender – it releases all that intense smokiness into the sauce.
- 40g butter
- 1 tbsp plain oil
- 4-6 baby pears (in a jar from the supermarket) cut in half and cores removed
- 8 slices thickly cut ham off the bone
- 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
8 slices sourdough bread
1 Heat 20g of the butter in a large frying pan and sear the bread slices until golden on each side. Remove and set aside to keep warm.
2 Heat remaining butter and oil in the same pan and sear the ham slices and halved pears until coloured.
3 Add the thyme leaves, maple syrup, water and mustard and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the ham is heated through and the sauce is syrupy.
4 Serve the hot ham slices with a few pear halves over the toast and spoon over the pan juices.