Monday, March 28, 2011

Recipe Easy Glazed Ham


                                                                                                     markcp



You are all ready to start cooking Easter dinner and you realize that you forgot to get canned or fresh pineapple to put on your ham. I have done this so many times so I found a recipe for a glaze that tastes great even without the pineapples. When I am making something I rarely measure the ingredients unless I am making it for the first time. The following is approximate measurements.

¼ cup of packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together and if it seems a little runny to you add more brown sugar until you get the consistency that you like.

When cooking an 8 – 10 pound ham I place the ham in a roasting pan face down. Meaning exposed part of the ham (meaty not fatty part) is facing down. I add about ¾ of an inch of water to the pan and cover in aluminum foil. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 1 hour. Remove ham from the oven and take the foil off. Brush on the glaze and pop the ham back into the over for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and put the ham on a cutting board or a large platter. Let the ham sit about fifteen minutes, slice and serve. If you didn’t happen to forget to get pineapples this glaze works well with pineapple juice rather than the apple cider vinegar. Toothpick your pineapple slices onto the ham then follow the rest of the directions here.

I used to glaze the ham before putting it into the oven initially. I have found that glazing it during the last ½ hour of cooking time seems to work better for some reason.

There are so many different ways in which to make a glaze for ham. I have substituted apple juice and orange juice for the apple cider vinegar as well. 
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