Saturday, February 9, 2013

Strawberry Glazed Ham

With Ash Wednesday next week that means Easter is coming. It brings to mind an old recipe I got back in the 60’s in Milwaukee for Easter ham, so I thought I would share it with you. The red might make it a good Valentine's recipe also.

I always buy a fully cooked spiral ham, but improve it by baking it with a glaze.  I was given this recipe in Milwaukee by a friend that asked me to her Easter dinner.

There are some rules and tips to follow when baking ham.  First of all, always buy a ham with the bone it.  The bone adds more flavor.
If the ham is fully cooked allow 10 minutes per pound to heat through. 

Place the cut side down in the pan when cooking and baste at least every 20 minutes. 

½  cup honey
½ cup strawberry pop (yup, pop…that was her secret)
½ cup strawberry jam
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup cider vinegar
1 pinch ground cloves

You may need to double if you get a really large ham.

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and baste ham with mixture at least every 20 minutes while cooking.

Once cooked remove ham from pan, slice and pour liquid over ham and serve. 
Be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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