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?


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


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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