Sunday, November 28, 2010

1 Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham

Tonight we had "Thanksgiving" dinner with my family!
Nate reminded me to take a picture of the "buffet line" right before everyone was starting to serve themselves. . . Not a great picture, but at least you get to see the other great recipes to come!!! :-)
Since everyone had already eaten at least one Thanksgiving meal, I decided to fix a ham instead of a turkey! The Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham was a unanimous hit!!  Don't let the name scare you. . . I don't like tasting alcohol in my food and even though you use a 1/2 cup of bourbon in the glaze, you can not taste it at all! :-) I'm not going to lie, it is pretty impressive looking!! ;-)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Other Time: 3 hours
Yield: Makes 15 servings
1 (9 1/4-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham
40 whole cloves
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup Creole mustard
1/3 cup molasses
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 1 inch apart in a diamond pattern; insert cloves in centers of diamonds. Place ham in an aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan.
2. Stir together brown sugar and next 4 ingredients; spoon over ham.
3. Bake at 350° on lowest oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes. Shield ham with foil after 1 hour to prevent excessive browning. Remove ham from oven, and let stand 30 minutes.
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