You really can’t beat the bargain at Brookshire’s this week. When you buy a Hormel Bone-In Spiral Sliced Ham, you get a turkey for free.
Yes, you read that right: free.
It doesn’t get much better than that. The ONLY way it gets better as if you slather that ham with a crust of delicious goodness and let it slow roast or smoke until it’s sweet on the outside and salty savory on the inside.
A friend introduced me to this recipe a few years ago when he was preparing for Thanksgiving. I didn’t understand why he was preparing a ham for Thanksgiving until I tasted it. Then I was hooked.
I served his ham the following Easter alongside a smoked ham. Guess which version was eaten in its entirety?
I’ll give you a hint: Not the smoked ham. Don’t get me wrong, I love smoked ham, but this version elevates a regular ham to gastronomic proportions. It’s important to use a spiral sliced ham for this recipe so the juices can seep into the meat.
Maple Brown Sugar Ham
Serves About 16
1 Hormel Bone In Spiral Sliced Ham (about 5 lbs)
1 lb dark brown sugar
2 cups pure maple syrup |
Line a heavy pan or cast iron skillet with foil. Place ham on top of foil (cut it long enough to wrap ham). Preheat oven to 300° F.
Pour maple syrup all over the ham to coat.
Pack brown sugar onto ham, covering completely.
Wrap tightly with aluminum foil.
Cook at 300° F for 3 to 4 hours or until a hard, golden crust has formed on the ham. Unwrap, let cool. Serve with pan juices.
Nutritional Information: Calories 442, Calories from Fat: 110, Total Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 81 mg, Sodium: 1860 mg,Total Carbohydrates: 60 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 51 g, Protein: 24 g.