Friday, March 20, 2015

Honey-baked Ham

Never pay high $$$ for honey-baked ham again!


Ham has always been one of our favorite meals around here.  I tried so many different kinds of recipes, and they've all been good.  But, this one has become our very favorite! 

The ham comes out juicy and tender every time.  I don't know why it uses beer, but to me, it seems to take away a little of that over-bearing saltiness that can come with ham. 

Once you've tried this, you'll never go pay for one of those expensive ones again.  Turns out, ham is expensive enough already.  Right?


Ingredients:


1 can beer (not ale)
Bay leaf
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 (4-5 lbs.) fully-cooked, bone in, ham (butt end)

Glaze:

1/4 cup ham drippings
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey


Preheat oven to 325'F.

Place ham on rack in pan; pour beer over it.  Place other ingredients in bottom of pan. 

Cover tightly, and bake 3 hours, basting every half hour.

Now, make the glaze.  Drain all but 1/4 cup of drippings; add 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/2 cup honey to the saved drippings.

Raise oven to 400'F.  Score ham, put cloves and pineapple, if desired. 

Bake, uncovered, for 1/2 hour, baste every ten minutes or until skin gets browned and crusty.


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  -1 Corinthians 13:2

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