Easter is approaching, and no doubt most of us will be having ham. For those of us who will be purchasing a store bought (sale!) ham rather than spend our hard earned money on a Honey Baked Ham, I have a great glaze recipe you may want to try!
I’m not much of a cook (I know, it’s a pity), and when I used to make ham, I’d do nothing to it other than throw on the glaze that came with the store ham. I found that those glazes didn’t appeal to me, but was too lazy scared to try to do something myself. Then a few years ago, the store ham we bought didn’t come with a glaze packet (*gasp*), and I was forced to find something even this amateur cook could do. Thankfully, I found a great ham glaze that tastes A-MA-ZING, and it’s super easy. I have used it on every ham I’ve made since.
Tangy Honey Glazed Ham
This recipe is for a 10 lb ham, so depending on the size of your ham, you may need to adjust your measurements.
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 large orange, juiced and zested (The first time I made this recipe, I read it wrong and used orange juice. It came out a little saucier, but still worked and still tasted great.)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Bake ham according to directions, but for the final 40 minutes, brush ham with glaze every 10 minutes. (For the last 10 minutes, I pour whatever is remaining over the ham).
That’s it! Easy-peasy! After cutting the ham, we usually spoon what’s left in the pan over the ham, and top with a few pineapple chunks.
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