Pairing Suggestion – Riesling
- 1 bone-in, fully-cooked ham (about 8-10 pounds)
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Whole cloves (optional, for decoration)
- Orange slices (optional, for garnish)
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
2. Prepare the Ham:
If your ham has a skin, remove it, leaving a thin layer of fat. Score the fat in a diamond pattern with a sharp knife, about 1/4 inch deep.
3. Prepare the Glaze:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, apple cider vinegar, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Stir until the mixture is well combined and the sugar has dissolved. Allow it to simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens slightly.
4. Glaze the Ham:
Place the ham on a roasting rack in a large roasting pan. Brush a generous layer of the honey glaze over the entire surface of the ham.
5. Bake the Ham:
Bake the ham in the preheated oven, uncovered, for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C). Baste the ham with the glaze every 20-30 minutes.
6. Optional Decoration:
If desired, stud the scored fat with whole cloves in the diamond intersections for added flavor and decoration.
7. Rest and Carve:
Allow the ham to rest for about 15 minutes before carving. This helps the juices redistribute, ensuring a moist and flavorful result.
8. Garnish (Optional):
Arrange fresh orange slices on your platter.
9. Slice and Serve:
Carve the ham into slices and arrange on top of the orange slices on your platter. Serve with the remaining honey glaze on the side.
Enjoy your delicious honey glazed ham as the centerpiece of your holiday feast!
This honey glazed ham recipe combines the sweetness of honey with a blend of spices, creating a flavorful and succulent dish that will impress your guests.