Ham is a classic Christmas dish throughout the Caribbean. We looked for a delicious ham recipe that I am confident you will all like.
For this recipe, we strongly suggest using a high-quality, free-range ham. Free-range hams have more fat, moisture, and flavor than conventional hams.
Honey Glazed Christmas Ham
1 (10-pound) fully-cooked smoked bone-in ham
11/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1 cup honey
1/3 large orange, juiced and zest
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4tsp ground cloves
1 Small jar of maraschino cherries (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F
Stud ham with whole cloves then place on a roasting pan.
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves. Over medium heat bring to a boil while stirring occasionally for 10 minutes
Bake ham in preheated oven uncovered for two hours.
Remove ham from oven, and brush with glaze. Place the pineapples onto the top of the ham, and secure with toothpicks. Place cherries into the centers of the rings of pineapples, and secure with toothpicks
Bake for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, brushing ham with glaze every 10 minutes.
Let the ham rest 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.
To get that really sparkling finish, you'll need to give the glaze a lot of love and maintain coating the ham constantly as it cooks.
You don’t need to stick to this traditional glaze either you can try being adventurous come up with your own glaze.