Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maple-Balsamic Glazed Spiral Ham

what you need:

1/4 cup  Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup maple syrup
1Tbsp Mustard
1 bone-in skinless smoked ham (7 lb.)

HEAT oven to 325ºF.
MIX dressing, syrup and mustard. Place ham, fat-side up, in roasting pan. cover with foil. Bake 1 hour.

REMOVE foil. Brush ham with 1/3 of the glaze. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until heated through (140F), brushing with remaining glaze every 20 min.

I used the BBQ in the same way as an oven.
I do however add in a little bit of water or chicken stock at the beginning then allowed the accumulated steam to keep it moist. 
Be sure to wrap the foil tightly around the roasting pan :) 

Also, the ham will cook in about half the stated oven time SO....after 20 minutes pour 1/2 of the dressing over allowing it to seep between the spiral cuts. Then repeat once more after another 20 minutes.
It's important to remember that each BBQ is unique! Don't let the sauce burn..adjust temp accordingly. My Weber was set at low
Today is windy and mine blew out once :(

Once it's finished cooking, bring inside and allow to cool a bit before removing the slices off the bone. Pour the sauce over the plated ham.
I save the bone for making delicious ham stock for split-pea and ham soup. (recipe is on blog)
I freeze the bone till i'm ready to use it.