Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Ham Maple Blackberry Orange Glazed Ham

Maple Blackberry Orange Glazed Ham - Try something different, pump up the flavor of your holiday ham with a delicious glaze offering great maple, blackberry and orange flavor.  Perfect to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any special dinner!  Make ham your centerpiece this year! Start with a fully cooked spiral cut ham; bake for an hour and brush on glaze twice 15 minutes apart.  The glaze can be made days in advance!  Just reheat when ready to use.

3/4 cup pure maple syrup
·         2 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves
·         1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
·         1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
·         1 tablespoon orange zest
·         1 (8 to 9-1/2 pound) fully cooked bone-in spiral ham
For the Glaze:
1.      Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2.      In a sauce pan, whisk together maple syrup, preserves, mustard, orange juice, and orange zest; cook over medium low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until preserves melt, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat, and set aside.
For the Ham:
1.      Place ham, cut side down, on an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan, and cover loosely with foil.
2.      Bake for 1 hour.
3.      Uncover and brush glaze over ham.
4.      Bake an additional 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.
5.      Baste twice 15 minutes apart
6.      Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing,
7.      Garnish with blackberries and orange slices.