Looking for the ultimate glaze for ham? Look no further. Our glaze combines pure maple syrup, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper for a coating that’s savory and sweet, with just the right amount of kick. And there’s not much prep involved in making the glaze itself. Rather, as your ham roasts, you’ll mix the glaze ingredients together in a bowl, and brush the mixture over the meat two times, in its last 40 minutes of baking. This relatively hands-off approach makes it easy to cook side dishes and set the table while your maple-glazed main finishes cooking in the oven.
½ bone-in cured and smoked country ham (about 8 pounds)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
biscuits (store-bought or homemade), for serving
assorted mustards and fruit chutneys, for serving
Sat fat 4g
How to Make It
Heat oven to 350° F. Trim the ham, leaving a ½-inch-thick layer of fat. Place the ham in a roasting pan, cover with foil, and bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, cayenne, and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
Uncover the ham and bake, brushing twice with the glaze, until heated through (internal temperature registers 140° F), 35 to 40 minutes more. Slice and serve with the biscuits, mustards, and chutneys.
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