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Friday Feast: Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Friday Feast: Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Anyone from the South will tell you....

Christmas Dinner = Ham

Christmas is only a week away so it’s time to start planning your family dinner. Whether you’re a hog hunter or grocery shopper, I guaruntee this recipe will be a hit!

  • 2/3 cup bourbon or whiskey 
  • 1 cup clover honey
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup 100 percent fruit orange marmalade
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (5-pound) whole bone-in smoked ham, fully cooked, unsliced
  • 1/8 cup whole cloves 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a medium saucepan, heat bourbon, honey, molasses, and marmalade over low heat for 15 minutes or until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. (When measuring honey and molasses, spray measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray to keep measurements accurate.) Set aside.

With a sharp knife, cut a diamond pattern on the fatty part of the ham. Stud whole cloves in each diamond, at points where lines cross. Spread half of the bourbon glaze over the ham and roast for 30 minutes, uncovered. Baste occasionally with remaining glaze and continue to roast for another 15 minutes. Let ham stand for 20 minutes before slicing.

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee and Food Network.

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