Christmas Recipe: Glazed Ham

Just like turkeys to Thanksgiving, ham is one of the food that people used to attached to Christmas celebration. But over the past decades, the majority of household all over the world have become more dependent on the commercially-produced hams over homemade ones.

Traditionally, people in the year times cook their own ham. With the advent of technologies and massive demands, the majority of families today are not even familiar with the methods in cooking delectable homemade hams.

Hams have high levels of sodium, which makes it a good meat staple for people with high-sodium requirements. However, eating with moderation is still advised.


What you need:

1 pc. of 10-lbs well cooked ham; bone-in
1 1/4 cups of brown sugar; the darker, the better
1/3 cup of fresh or canned pineapple juice
1/3 cup of native honey
1/3 zest of orange; juice is acceptable
2 tbsp. mustard (Dijon)
1/4 tbsp. ground cloves


Before preparing the needed ingredient, set the oven to 165 C or 325 F. Set the ham aside.

In a separate and small pan, mix the mustard, pineapple and orange juices, sugar, and the ground cloves. Boil the mixture while avoiding overcooking it. Upon boiling, lower the heat let is simmer for around 9-11 minutes.

Roast the ham and let it uncovered until golden brown for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Glaze the ham carefully and evenly.

After ensuring that equal glazing is done, roast again for about 45 minutes while doing the continuous glazing every after 10 minutes.