Friday, April 13, 2012

Honey Glazed Ham

This Honey Glazed Ham is smoky and sweet. The honey and ginger glaze compliments the smoky ham perfectly, resulting in a tasty ham.

Mike made this Honey Glazed Ham for us to celebrate Easter (and the end of our meatless Lenten season). It was delicious! We enjoyed it served with a side of vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Honey Glazed Ham
·1 cup honey
·½ cup apple cider vinegar
·1 tsp ground ginger
·½ cup lemon juice
·½ cup brown sugar
·½ cup bourbon
·⅓ cup Dijon mustard
·¼ cup orange juice
·1½ tsp ground cinnamon
·1 tsp cloves
·1½ tsp minced garlic
·1 smoked cured ham, about 6-10 pounds

For the glaze, combine all ingredients (except ham) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir until mixture is warm and sugar is dissolved.

Preheat oven to 350˚. Place ham in the bottom of a heavy roasting pan. Brush some glaze over the ham and cover the roasting pan with foil.

Bake until thermometer inserted into the center of the ham registers at 115˚, about 2 hours. Remove foil and brush ham with glaze. Bake ham for an additional 30 minutes, brushing the ham with glaze every 10 minutes. Glaze should be golden and caramelized and ham should be fully heated through.

Let ham sit for 5-10 minutes before carving. Serve on a platter with warmed glaze drizzled on top of ham slices.