Glazed Ham with Mix & Match Ham Glazes
April 01, 2012
"Try one of the Ham Glazes below or choose one of the Mix & Match choices from the list. They are all great for your special Glazed Ham dinner. Good any time but great for the holidays too!"
- Serving Size: 1 (14 g)
- Calories 22.7
- Total Fat - 1.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
- Cholesterol - 7.4 mg
- Sodium - 178.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 0.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0 g
- Sugars - 0 g
- Protein - 2.6 g
- Calcium - 1 mg
- Iron - 0.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Rinse the ham, and remove any tough outer skin; remove the fat down to 1/2 inch depth (less if you like, but you’ll lose flavor).
Score the remaining fat and put into a large, heavy pan. (Line pan with foil for easiest clean-up if using a sweet glaze.)
Rub or and add glaze. Heat on 325 degrees until glaze looks good and ham is heated through, about 1 hour for smaller hams and up to 2 hours for large hams. Meat thermometer should register 140 degrees, but it’s not crucial if you’re using a fully-cooked ham. Ham might still be pink inside, but this is not hazardous.
Ham Glazes: Maple And Brown Sugar Glaze(pineapple optional):
Score ham into diamond pattern. Rub completely with brown sugar, working the sugar into the crevices of the scoring. Stud the center of each diamond with a whole clove. Cover ham with pineapple rings, if desired, using toothpicks. Drizzle maple syrup over all(pure maple syrup, don’t use the cheap corn syrup stuff).
Orange Juice Glaze: Rub scored ham with brown sugar and stud with whole cloves. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour 1 small can of thawed orange juice concentrate over all.
Marmalade – Peach, Orange or Plum Glaze: Melt a small jar of marmalade or whole-fruit jam in small saucepan with 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese Five-Spice powder. Add 1 tablespoon mustard, optional. Pour over scored ham.
Coca Cola, Dr Pepper or Root Beer Glaze: Score ham and put on large sheet of aluminum foil. Use enough to wrap ham. Mix in a small bowl 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1-1/2 cups regular (not diet) Coke or Dr Pepper or Root Beer. Add 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, optional.
Pour the glaze over the scored ham and pull aluminum foil up over ham. Bake for about 15 minutes per pound, at 325 degrees. Uncover top of ham in last 10 minutes of cooking to brown glaze slightly. Spoon juices over ham.
Honey Mustard: Mix in a small bowl 1/4 cup spicy mustard with 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Rub into ham.
Molasses and Apples: Try to find pomegranate molasses, available at some ethnic food stores, for this. Use 1/2 cup molasses. Dice 2 green peeled apples fine. Stir into molasses with 1/4 cup golden raisins and 1 teaspoon allspice.
Put ham on large square of aluminum foil to cover. Spread with molasses mixture. Close aluminum foil around ham and bake. Uncover top of ham during last 10 minutes of baking.
Cranberry Sauce: Score ham. Use 1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce, mixed with 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon cloves. Add 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper. Spread over ham.
Spicy Mango Chutney: Mix jar of Mango (or Peach) Chutney with 1/3 cup golden or dark raisins. Add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard. Mix to combine and spread over ham.
Ham Glaze Ingredients - Mix & Match Any number of ingredients can be combined to make a glaze for ham. Fruits and sweets work well, to counteract the saltiness of the ham.
Here’s a list to Mix & Match - Be creative. Brown sugar, Maple syrup, Honey, Pomegranate molasses, Marmalade or preserves, Fruit juices, especially acidic ones, Soft drinks, Pineapple, canned or fresh, Apples - diced, Spiced apple rings, Cranberries, Plums, Peaches, Cherries, Apricots, Figs, Dates, Raisins, Brandy or fruit liqueurs, Vanilla, Bourbon, Rum, Mustard, Horseradish, Cinnamon, Allspice, Chinese Five-Spice powder, Cloves, Cayenne pepper, Garlic, Dry mustard
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.