Still wondering HOW you’re gonna cook that Christmas ham? Here are six different glazes to choose from!
These glazes are intended for a smaller 5-8 pound ham. You should coat on the glaze every fifteen to twenty minutes throughout the cooking time. (unless otherwise mentioned.)
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2/3 cup apricot nectar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
In a small pan over medium heat, combine the dry ingredients. Stir in the apricot nectar and lemon juice and cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
Dr. Pepper Glaze
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup Dr Pepper
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring everything to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened – about 8 minutes. Apply glaze during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time only. You want the glaze to be sticky on the ham. (Drink the rest of the Dr Pepper!!!)
Traditional Pineapple & Brown Sugar Glaze
1 can crushed pineapple
1 ½ cup brown sugar
2 cup pineapple juice
Make slices in the top of the ham about a quarter inch deep. Pour the juice over the top, spread the brown sugar over it then pour the crushed pineapple over the brown sugar. Baste with juice every 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Note: I’ve done with with crushed pineapple, chunk pineapple and sliced pineapple. Always delish!
Sweet & Spicy Orange Glaze
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. dry sherry
1/2 cup orange marmalade
Mix all ingredients & spread over the ham prior to cooking. Half way through cooking, scoop up any glaze in the bottom of the pan and add back to the top of the ham.
2 tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
In a pan, over medium heat, stirring constantly bring everything to a boil. Reduce heat and continue cooking for approximately 5 minutes more.
Apple Cider Glaze
1 cup apple cider
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. spicy mustard
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp. cider and cornstarch together. In a small saucepan, bring cornstarch mixture, remaining apple cider, mustard and cloves to a boil, stirring until thickened. Pour glaze over ham in oven ham during the final 30 minutes of roasting.
There. That’s one more thing outta the way of you enjoying your Christmas day!