If you are like us and have ham for Easter dinner, try this one! Simple, super tasty and easy to prepare. Voila! Another masterpiece in the kitchen by….oh yeah! you!
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup whiskey*
- 1 tbsp. dry mustard
- 7-10 lb. ham with bone
- 8 cloves, whole
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small saucepan on a medium heat, mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, whiskey and mustard and cook until the sugar has dissolved to make a glaze. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
Score the fat surface in a diamond pattern about 1/2 inch deep and set the cloves into corners of the diamond pattern. Brush with the glaze. Cook for 2 1/2 – 3 hours until meat thermometer reaches 145 degrees, making sure to baste regularly.
Remove from the oven and tent with foil, allowing to rest for 15 minutes. Pour the pan juices into a degreasing cup or simply skim off the fat and discard. Transfer the juices to a saucepan and keep on low heat to keep warm. Remove the cloves (to avoid injury) and slice the ham.
Serve the ‘gravy’ in a bowl and set on the table. This teams so well with scalloped potatoes, vegetable of your choice and a chilled Riesling in your glass makes this a perfect meal. If having dessert – make it a light one.
*if you have maple whiskey, use it to enhance the maple flavour.