Honey Baked Ham

Ah. It’s that time of year again. Christmas! Are you planning a traditional dinner? If so, that means you will most likely be serving ham. It may seem easy to buy a ham and glaze at the store. Most store-bought glaze packets include toxic ingredients such as Dextrose, High Fructose Corn Syrup and other additives. Wellness doesn’t have to be hard, which is why I have listed my simple honey-baked ham recipe below that you can make at home. Without all the harmful ingredients.

Once or twice a year I get a Sprout’s Ham which has the least amount of ingredients. To counteract the effects of the celery powder, I serve it with green leafy veggies. In fact, in my house, we eat green leafy veggies daily. I glaze it with real ingredients.


honey baked ham

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 lb bone-in spiral-sliced half ham
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch of allspice

Instructions:

  1. Trim ham if needed, then place it in the slow cooker. 
  2. Combine melted butter and honey, then massage over ham, getting in between the slices a little. 
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 4-5 hours.
  4. At the end of the cooking time, preheat the broiler to HIGH, and line a roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.  
  5. Combine sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, paprika, and allspice in a small bowl.  Pat half of the sugar mixture over the top of the ham.
  6. Broil for several minutes, until bubbly and caramelized, then remove from oven.
  7. To a small saucepan, add the remaining sugar mixture.  Add 3 Tbsp of either water or ham juices from the bottom of the slow cooker. A combination of water/ham juice and bourbon is a nice alternative!  Stir, and heat to a boil.  Boil for about a minute, then remove from heat.
  8. Brush or pour glaze over the ham, then broil again for a minute or two (careful… don’t let it burn!). 
  9. Remove from oven and let the ham rest for 5-10 minutes. 
  10. Serve warm or cold and enjoy!

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Bon Appetite, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

 

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