Cooking Honey Glam Ham
It serves at least 10 depending on the size of the ham
What do you need (Ingredients)
- 1 large ham, ideally with bone and spiral cut, without addition of water or juice
- 1 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- Roasting pan with rack
- Chef knife
- Pastry brush
Heat the oven to 275 ° F and line the roasting rack with several long pieces of foil. These should be large enough to wrap and around the ham.
Place the cut side of ham in the pan. Take the ham out of its packaging and place it in the tray.
Use a sharp knife to score the skin of ham in a grid pattern. Slice long lines on the skin (not in the meat itself) and then cut to the other side to form a crosshatch pattern. This makes a bit nicer ham, and also help impregnate the skin enamel later in the cooking process.
Fold the foil around the meat.
Fold the top of the foil to seal, as well as possible. This foil is intended to keep the ham in the oven to dry.
Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Put in the oven to bake, well wrapped in foil, and continue with your business. Ham needs no care or control until at least 1 1/2 hours have passed.
Make the glaze: Combine honey, butter, and sugar in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Add vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Turn off heat and set aside.
Check the temperature of the ham. After about 1 1/2 hours, check the temperature of the ham in the thickest part of the meat, avoiding the bone. The manufacturing process is entirely already cooked, so they are only checking if the inside of the ham is hot yet. If the ham has reached an internal temperature of 120 ° F, move to the next stage. If not, a backup seal in foil and put it back in the oven.
Ham glaze. Once the ham hits 120 ° F internally, turn up the oven to 425 ° F. While the oven is heating, remove the ham from the oven and relieve the sheet away and out of the pan. Heat the nail again if necessary to make it easy to extend. Use a pastry brush to generously apply nail across the skin of the ham.
Bake the ham for 10 minutes. Bake the ham for 10 minutes at the temperature of the oven, then remove from oven and turn the oven to broil.
Brush with glaze again then broil. Brush ham with honey glaze again then put it back in the oven under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes (keep an eye on it though and eliminate if it starts to smoke). This will give a smooth edge to the skin.
Remove from oven, slice and serve. Remove the ham now-glazed oven. Cut the slices of bone, and serve.