Honey Ginger Balsamic Glazed Holiday Ham

Honey Ginger Balsamic Glazed Holiday Ham

This is the only Ham that you will need to make every Easter! The secret that makes this honey-baked ham recipe so indulgently memorable — and as tasty as the best Christmas ham — is the sweet balsamic crackling glaze. It transforms your ordinary baked ham into an amazing holiday meal that makes your family and friends take notice!

Honey Ginger Balsamic Glazed Holiday Ham

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Honey Ginger Balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 (7- to 8-pound) shank-cut half ham
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 3 tablespoons juice from roasted ham
Balsamic Baked Ham for Easter

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Honey Ginger Balsamic, melted butter and honey.  Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 275F.  
  3. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position.  
  4. Line a roasting pan with a large and long strip of foil extending beyond the pan.
  5. Position ham flat-side down in the center of the pan on a roasting rack.
  6. Brush the entire ham with the balsamic honey butter mixture.  
  7. Bring the sides of the foil up over the ham and cover loosely.  If needed, add a sheet of foil over the top to cover completely.
  8. Bake the ham for approximately 12 to 15 minutes per pound.  An eight-pound ham will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes.  
  9. When done, remove the roasting pan from the oven.  Remove three tablespoons of ham juice from the bottom of the roasting pan.   
  10. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, paprika and allspice. Heat on low until well combined. Add the ham juice from the roasted ham and stir well. Boil juice for one minute, then remove from heat.
  11. Remove the foil and brush glaze over the top and sides of the ham.
  12. Place ham under the broiler for one to three minutes.  It will burn quickly so watch closely.
  13. Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  14. Slice the ham to serve.  Drizzle the extra sauce over the slices. Serve warm or cold.

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