From the Chef Jay of Perennial Restaurant in Towson MD, this spice glazed ham is an accessible recipe with a restaurant flare that will impress your family! Pair with Chef Jay’s Pineapple Stuffing for a Restaurant quality family meal!
Total Time: 1 Hour
Serving: 8 people
Nutritional information: 280 Calories
- 1 Redemption Springs bone in ham (Click to Order)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Wildflower Honey (Click to Order)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (available at local grocery store)
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed (Special Request Garlic in comments on your order, and we’ll source from a local farm)
- To cook your spice glazed ham, preheat the oven to 300°F first.
- Arrange a rack in the lower third and set the ham aside to rest at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
- Afterwards, get a baking tray or dish and line it with several sheets of aluminum foil or parchment paper if you prefer (it will make cleanup a lot easier).
- Remove the rind or skin of the ham ensuring you leave the fat on. Using a sharp knife score a 1-inch-wide diamond pattern (don’t cut more than 1/4 inch deep) over the entire ham.
- Then, place the ham in the baking tray; pour 1/3 cup of water into the base of the pan and cover the ham with foil or parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat until golden brown.
- Proceed to add the brown sugar, honey, mustard, and 5 spice, stirring to mix together well until the brown sugar has completely dissolved, (about 2 minutes).
- Reduce heat to low and add in the garlic. Allow it to become fragrant, cooking for a further minute or two until the glaze just begins to simmer.
- Then set it aside and let cool to lukewarm (the glaze should be the consistency of room-temperature honey).
- After 30 minutes of baking time, carefully remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F.
- However, discard the foil or parchment paper and pour 1/3 of the glaze all over the ham, brushing in between the cuts to evenly cover. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, brush with another third of the glaze and some of the pan juices.
- Repeat after 15 minutes, more minutes of baking until a dark golden-brown crust has formed, (about 30 minutes total).
- For added depth of flavor, mix some of the ham pan juices together with the glaze in the pot which will help keep it runny enough for brushing.
- If your crust is still pink after the suggested baking time, turn on your broiler (or oven grill), and allow it to broil for 2-5 minutes, while keeping an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn from the sugar.
- Let the ham rest 10-20 minutes before slicing.
- Your spice glazed ham is ready to be enjoyed with your most preferred toppings and drinks.