Holiday Ham

Updated: Dec 18, 2019


Everyone enjoys ham over the holiday season. I mean, what's there not to love? It's a great centerpiece to a buffet, open house, or dinner table. It's easy to prepare, is delicious, feeds a crowd, and just about any side dish you could imagine is a perfect match. If that's not enough leftovers are equally delicious.


Ingredients for Holiday Ham:


1 9-10 pound ham, not spiralized


Seasoning:

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Glaze:

3 cups apple cider

1/3 cup Dijon mustard

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

2 tablespoons butter


Time-Saving Tips: Prepare the seasoning and glaze up to a day in advance.


Let's see what we need.


We're ready to cook.


Combine the cider, mustard, spice, maple syrup,and butter in a small pot. Simmer while stirring until it becomes a syrup-like consistency, This can take 20-30 minutes; set aside.


Combine the rosemary, salt, pepper, and oil in a small bowl.


Place the ham in a glass baking dish, and if there is enough fat on top, make diagonal lines in a criss-cross pattern to form diamonds. Brush the olive oil mixture all over the meat and pour 1/2 cup water in the pan.


Transfer the ham to a preheated 325 - degree oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove the meat from the oven and brush all over with the glaze. Return to the oven and roast 15 minutes and then re-apply the glaze. Do this procedure an additional 1 more time, which means you will apply the glaze to the ham 3 times. After the last application, bake another 30-40 minutes until heated.


It's ready! Holiday Ham is so delicious. It's the meal that keeps on giving since next day sandwiches are so good and the bone makes great pea soup with as well.


Enjoy!


Holiday Ham:


  • 1 9-10 pound ham, not spiral


Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Glaze:

  • 3 cups apple cider

  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Combine the cider, mustard, spice, maple syrup,and butter in a small pot. Simmer while stirring until it becomes a syrup-like consistency, This can take 20- 30 minutes; set aside.

  • Combine the rosemary, salt, pepper, and oil in a small bowl.

  • Place the ham in a glass baking dish, and if there is enough fat on top, make diagonal lines in a criss-cross pattern to form diamonds. Brush the olive oil mixture all over the meat and pour 1/2 cup water in the pan.

  • Transfer the ham to a preheated 325 - degree oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove the meat from the oven and brush all over with the glaze. Return to the oven and roast 15 minutes and then re-apply the glaze. Do this procedure an additional 1 more time, which means you will apple the glaze to the ham 3 times. After the last application, bake another 30-40 minutes until heated.

  • Time-Saving Tips: Prepare the seasoning and glaze up to a day in advance.


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