A holiday ham is one of those old-school Christmas traditions for a good reason. It's classic, comforting, has tons of flavor (and look gorgeous on your dining table). The nice thing about buying a ham is that most of the work is already done for you. Hams come pre-smoked, fully cooked and spiral cut, all you have to do is add some flavorings and you’re ready to go. This holiday ham is perfect, no matter how you slice it! Perfect is a tough claim — but we're confident here. A balanced blend of savory and sweet flavors including brown sugar, honey and turmeric give this ham a most flavorful glaze. And twice baked until golden brown, crispy, and caramelized—the delectable caramelized crust really steals the show.
Don't forget to save the bone for a fabulous soup!
Brown Sugar & Honey Glaze
This ham glaze is a mixture of brown sugar, honey, butter and spices which all simmer together until a thick and syrupy mixture forms. Brush half of the glaze over the ham while it heats up. You'll need to save the other half of the glaze to use after your ham is mostly cooked through. It gets added at the end of the baking time and is broiled to ensure a browned and crispy exterior. Keep the glaze on a low simmer to prevent it from hardening and drying out.
8-9 lb fully cooked and spiraled ham
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup pineapple juice (canned or freshly juiced)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 tsp Schultz's Gourmet Seasoning & Rub
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp all spice
How To Make
STEP 1: Preheat oven based on reheating instructions on package
STEP 2: Mix honey and 2 tbs of pineapple juice
STEP 3: Pour honey mixture over ham and allow to seep down into precut slices. Thoroughly coat.
STEP 4: Reheat ham according to package instructions
STEP 5: While ham is in the oven mix together sugars and spices
STEP 6: Once ham is done, pour out cooked juices from ham into a pot with the half of the sugar spice mixture to make the glaze sauce
STEP 7: Rub on the remaining half of the sugar mixture
STEP 8: Broil in the oven until sugars have caramelized and take out (Roughly 4-6 minutes)
STEP 9: In the meantime, bring glaze to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes on low
STEP 10: Let glaze cool for 15 minutes until it has a syrup-like texture
STEP 11: Pour the glaze over the ham and save some for dipping on the side