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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Baked hams usually feed a crowd, but small pieces, often labeled “1/4 ham,” are just the right size for a smaller dinner—same great flavor, of course. Look for responsibly raised meat—no hormones, no antibiotics, no additives of any kind. Just add your own good stuff, like a sweet and tangy, maple-ly, gooey, sticky glaze. Mmmm.

Serves 4-5

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/3-lb fully cooked boneless ham (about 1/4 whole ham)
Glaze Ingredients 
"1/4 Ham" 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Heat a small skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and shallot and sauté 1 minute.
  3. Add the maple syrup, mustard, and sugar and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the glaze just begins to bubble, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Garlic and Shallot
Beginning to Bubble
Cooked Glaze
  1. Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with aluminum foil. Place the ham in the dish and brush lightly with the glaze. (Cover the glaze until using again.) Cover the dish with foil and bake until the ham is warm throughout, 45 minutes.
  2. Uncover the dish and brush the ham liberally with more glaze. Continue baking, uncovered, until the glaze is browned and crusty and the ham is hot throughout, about 10 minutes longer.
  3. Remove from the oven and rest 10 minutes.
Ready to Bake 
After 45 Minutes 
Baked Ham
Slice the ham and drizzle with any remaining glaze.

Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

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