Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham

10 servings

servings

3 hours

total time

Ingredients

1 (8- to 9-lb.) fully cooked bone-in spiral-cut ham

1 cup pure maple syrup

½ cup packed dark brown sugar

½ cup (4 ounces) bourbon

½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Bake ham: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ham in a large roasting pan; fill pan with water to a depth of 1/2 an inch. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat registers 120°F, about 2 hours, basting ham every 30 minutes with accumulated juices in pan.

Make glaze: Meanwhile, stir together maple syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, ginger, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover to keep warm, and set aside.

Add glaze to ham: Remove ham from oven; remove and discard foil. Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Using a pastry brush, glaze ham with 1/3 cup maple mixture; set aside remaining glaze.

Continue baking and glazing ham: Return ham to oven, and bake at 400°F until top is lightly caramelized a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat registers 145°F, about 30 minutes, brushing with remaining glaze every 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Rest ham, and serve: Transfer ham to a platter; let rest 15 minutes. Serve.

10 servings

servings

3 hours

total time
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