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Bourbon-Glazed Ham

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Using a bone-in ham is important because bone intensifies the flavor of the meat. A glazed ham is an Easter dinner classic. Each serving should include a bit of crust; its sweetness complements the saltiness of the meat.

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  • Servings: 12

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fully cooked smoked bone-in ham (about 7 pounds), not spiral cut
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon, cider, or water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim all but 1/4 inch fat from the ham, and score remaining fat in 3/4-inch diamonds, just deep enough to reach the meat without cutting into it. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, mustard, and bourbon. Brush 1/4 of the glaze over the ham. Bake the ham, brushing with remaining glaze every 30 minutes, until heated through (140 degrees on a meat thermometer), about 2 hours.

  3. Let ham stand about 15 minutes before carving. Using a knife with a long blade, carve downward to the bone. Run the knife horizontally through the ham, along the top of the bone, to release the slices.

Variations

Martha has also prepared this recipe by trimming all but 1/2 inch of fat from the ham in Step 1 of the instructions.

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  • Trassharp
    4 APR, 2010
    i have been making this since it appeared in the Everyday Magazine a few years ago. One of my favorite recipes since it is so easy.
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  • SOMERSIZING
    31 AUG, 2008
    HAVE WANTED A GOOD RECIPE FOR HAM, THANKS A LOT FOR THE COMMENTS THEY HELPED ME TO DECIDE ON THIS RECIPE.
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  • cookiepusher
    25 DEC, 2007
    I made this with cognac instead of bourbon, and used the Martha Stewart ham I bought at Costco. Cooked it outside on my gas grill, using only the outside burners. Best ham I ever made! Will do this again at Easter.
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  • Wstekng
    27 NOV, 2007
    So GOOD!. I placed whole cloves all over ham after scoring and poured apple cider over ham before baking. Glaze is simple and delicious.
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