Most people have certain recipes that they love from their childhood. One I always remember is my mom's grilled ham steak because of the delicious glaze she would put on it before grilling! Using that glaze was how I got my husband to eat a ham steak (he claimed he hated ham steak prior to eating it). I like to take recipes like that and see how I can put a different spin on it, which led me to create the Hawaiian Bruschetta. I love the combination of the diced pineapple and the ham glaze is so savory! I recommend diced the pineapple as small as you can so it makes it easier to bite. You can substitute Allspice for the cloves and nutmeg. Enjoy!
-1/3 cup maple syrup
-1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
-1/8 teaspoon cloves
-1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
-5-6 slices Canadian ham, diced small
-3-4 pineapple rings, diced small
-thin sliced French bread slices
-EVOO for drizzling
1. Drizzle the slices of French bread with a little EVOO. Either grill to crisp, or place under the broiler for 4-5 minutes.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the syrup, dry mustard, cloves, and nutmeg. Add the diced ham and stir to coat. Spoon on top of the crisp bread slices and place under broiler 2-3 minutes to warm. Remove from oven and top with a few pieces of diced pineapple.
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