Glazed Smoked Easter Ham

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ham fbHam is a traditional Easter entrée. This recipe is a classic. A sweet glaze over a smoked ham. You can’t go wrong! Check it out!

This recipe is courtesy of Foot Network

Ingredients:

1 large onion, quartered, root end intact
1 (5 to 7-pound) smoked ham (shank end)
3/4 cup apricot jelly
1/4 cup water
8 sprigs fresh thyme, stripped
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
4 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch ground cloves
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350F. Score a crosshatch pattern about 1 to 1 1/2-inch wide and 1/2-inch deep into the skin and fat of ham. Arrange onions in center of a foil lined sheet pan large roasting pan and set ham on top. Bake for 1 hour.

Whisk apricot jelly, water, thyme leaves, mustard, 3 tablespoons vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, allspice, and cloves together in a saucepan over medium heat until jelly has dissolved and sauce is smooth, about 4 minutes.

Brush apricot mixture over ham after first hour, every 15 minutes until glazed, about 45 more minutes. Transfer ham to a serving platter, tent with foil and set aside.

Discard onions, remove foil and pour pan drippings into a skillet. Add broth and bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, mix butter and flour together to a paste.

Whisk mixture into pan juices, reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens to a gravy-like consistency. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Thinly slice ham and serve with sauce.


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