If roasted turkey is a staple during Thanksgiving, nothing spells C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S better than juicy, flavor-packed, oven-roasted ham!
This Yuletide Season, bring the whole family together by creating a wonderful feast built around the star of the Holiday dinner. Some may be intimidated to make their own baked ham at home, but it's actually quite simple. With a handful of great ingredients, a little elbow grease and a whole lot of love, you'll surely be able to whip up a great Holiday ham that will make the season a lot more brighter and memorable for your loved ones.
Here are three wonderful recipes that could possibly make it to your yearly Christmas tradition.
Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze (A Spicy Perspective)
This recipe is a spicy take on the traditional ham. With an all-star blend of mustard, cumin, coriander, allspice and cayenne, this ham recipe deserves a spot in the Holiday Dinner hall of fame!
This will surely become an instant hit among foodies who love a lot of spice in their food. The brandy brown sugar glaze makes it even more scrumptious!
"Classic Baked Ham with zesty brown sugar ham glaze that adds a punch of flavor. Baked Ham is a marvelous meal to serve on Easter weekend, or any weekend for that matter!"
- 8-10 pounds smoked ham
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
Spiced Cider Baked Ham (Taming Twins)
This recipe is a sure hit among foodies who are not much into shopping for too many ingredients. If you love the flavor of cider, then you're in for a treat with this ham. With the combination of apple juice, cider, and spice cider mix, this ham is a sweet-savory star worthy of its place at the center of the table.
The onion and carrot gives the pork a nice full taste, while the honey and dark brown sugar glaze adds a little more sweetness.
- Coca-Cola Smoked (bone out) gammon (about 2kg)
- 1 litre apple juice
- Pack of cider spice mix
- 1 onion, cut in half
- 1 carrot, cut in half
- 500ml bottle of cider
For the glaze:
- 6 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
Pineapple and Rum Glazed Ham (The Blond Cook)
This is a great recipe for foodies who love ham that borrows its sweetness from fruit. The combo of pineapple juice, cinnamon and bay leaf makes this ham a party of sour, sweet and spicy. The kick from the dark rum gives it a full-bodies flavor, making it an awesome Christmas dish to remember!
"What’s better than a tender and juicy ham on the table during holiday meals? A ham coated with a pineapple juice and rum glaze!"
- 1 (7 to 8 pound) fully cooked bone-in ham
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 (6-ounce cans) 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ cup dark rum
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