Crafted with expertise and love our Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham is the perfect combination of succulent ham, rich bourbon, and sweet maple syrup. The glaze is caramelized to perfection, lending a tantalizing sweetness and a subtle hint of smokiness to the tender, juicy ham. No matter what the occasion this delicious recipe that marries tradition with innovation is sure to steal the spotlight leaving your guests impressed and asking for seconds.
1/2 cup bourbon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup grade-A maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (4-8 pound) half ham, fully cooked (bone-in or boneless)
01Combine bourbon, butter, syrup and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. While mixture heats and butter melts, whisk together water and cornstarch in small bowl.
02Whisk cornstarch mixture into saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until thickened.
03Cook ham in oven or rotisserie in desired method. (Note: general cured and cooked ham cook time is approximately 20 minutes for every pound at 275 degrees).
04Brush glaze over ham during last 30 minutes of cooking time.
05* Tip: Glaze can be made up to 1 day ahead. If made-ahead, reheat before brushing onto ham.