The day I made this I had gone on a school fieldtrip with Kai.  Either Brian or I usually go on the kids’ fieldtrips, and I knew that there was no way in heck I was going on the January field trip.  Outside all day when it is negative degrees??


It was a chilly day, so when we came home we had some hot apple cider and dark chocolate covered pretzels from Costco (a.k.a. CRACK).

I was thinking of what to make for dinner and remembered I had a ham steak in the freezer, so I got that unthawed.  I seasoned it up, seared it, seared the apples and onions, put some apple cider in the pan and then baked it for about 45 minutes.  After it was done, I took everything out and made a gravy with the juices.


I made a side of brussel sprouts and bacon and baked up a freezer loaf of french bread.

A good fall meal.

Ham steak with apples and onions
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Homestyle
Author: StacyCK
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Serves: 6-8 servings
This dish has the taste of fall with a hamsteak baked in fresh apple cider and covered with seared apples and onions. The gravy is a must.
  • 1 large ham steak
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 TBSP Pork seasoning
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1- 1/2 cups apple cider (fresh, if possible)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the pork seasoning and brown sugar. The seasoning I use was purchased from a butcher, but really any seasoning with granulated onion, salt, pepper will work. It needs to be something with a lot of flavor on it’s own.
  3. Rub the seasoning into both sides of the steak.
  4. Once the skillet is hot, sear both sides of the steak for a few minutes each.
  5. Take out the steak and add the onions and apples. Sear for about 5 minutes. Remove.
  6. Put the ham steak back in the skillet and pile the onions and apples on top.
  7. Pour the apple cider on and around the ham steak.
  8. Bake for about 45 minutes. I usually take it out when it has reached 145-150 degrees.
  9. Take the ham steak and topping out of the sauce. Put the ham steak on cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, make gravy. Put skillet back on stove and bring the juice to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with the milk with a whisk and then whisk into the hot juices. It will thicken up, and turn on low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. When the steak has rested, cut into thin slices. Put into serving dish with the onions and apples piled on top. Cover with the gravy and serve!