Holidays are for ham!
I’ve made them in off seasons, but they always seem to taste best around a holiday table laden with family and friends.
It’s not easy to find variations on recipes for whole ham, especially when they’re so delicious precooked without having to do anything to them.
This simple recipe roasts in your oven while you enjoy companionship by opening gifts, sharing stories, laughing and enjoying each other.
Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks off. You’ll also have leftovers. The Hormel and Brookshire’s hams are on sale this week, so you can buy a few extra stocking stuffers!
Bourbon Molasses Glazed Ham
2/3 cup bourbon
1 cup local honey
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup orange marmalade
nonstick cooking spray
1 (11 lb) sliced Brookshire’s or Hormel Ham
1/8 cup whole cloves
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine bourbon, honey, molasses and marmalade in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently to avoid burning. Cook for 15 minutes until well-combined and sugars have dissolved. Set aside.
Score a diamond pattern on skin of ham with a sharp knife. Press cloves all over surface of ham. Pour half of bourbon glaze over ham. Roast for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, uncovered, until ham reaches 130° F internally.
While the ham cooks, baste occasionally with additional glaze. Remove ham from oven. Tent with foil. Let stand for 20 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 1012, Calories from Fat: 386, Fat: 43 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 284 mg, Sodium: 6515 mg, Potassium: 1583 mg, Carbohydrates: 61 g, Fiber: 7 g, Sugar: 38 g, Protein: 83 g.
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