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Easy holiday glazed baked ham is juicy, succulent and flavourful, coated in a brown sugar honey glaze with and baked until caramelized and golden brown. | aheadofthyme.com

Holiday Glazed Baked Ham


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Easy festive holiday glazed baked ham is juicy, succulent and flavourful, coated in a brown sugar honey glaze with and baked until caramelized and golden brown.


Ingredients

  • 7-8 lb. bone-in ham, spiral cut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Bake the Ham:

  1. Preheat oven to 275 F. Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of a roasting pan and place the rack on top.
  2. Place ham flat side down on top of the rack. Score the ham with a knife to make shallow cuts, about 1/4-inch deep. This helps the ham soak in the sweet glaze. Cover the pan with foil to keep the ham from getting overcooked and dry.
  3. Bake the ham covered for 2 hours until the internal temperature at the thickest part registers at 135F on a meat thermometer.

Add Glaze:

  1. Increase the oven temperature to 425 F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, honey, mustard, apple cider, cumin powder and cinnamon. Whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and generously brush half of the glaze over the ham to coat. Return the pan to the oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Then repeat, applying the remaining glaze and baking for another 15 minutes until the ham caramelizes and turns brown.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and pour pan drippings on top. Slice and serve with cranberry sauce.

Notes

How much ham per person: For bone-in ham like this, you will want to serve about 3/4 lb. of ham per person, or more if you are hoping for leftovers such as creamy Chinese-style borscht soup.

How to cook ham in the slow cooker: Place the ham into the slow cooker with half of the glaze over top. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours. Then, transfer to a roasting pan and brush on the remaining glaze. Bake in a 425F preheated oven for 15 minutes until caramelized and browned.

How to store: Store leftover ham in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to freeze: Wrap leftover ham tightly in a layer of plastic cling wrap and aluminum foil over top. Freeze for up to one month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

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