savory ham

April 16, 2017
Author Notes

This is a "game changer" from the honey hams that are purchased from the specialty shop. Instead of a sweet crust, it is a tangy edge that compliments a city ham so nicely. —lorigoldsby

  • Serves a crowd
  • 1 large spiral cut ham
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic powder
In This Recipe
  1. Open ham and drain.
  2. Combine 1+ 3/4 c. brown sugar, honey and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir and allow to simmer 5 min. Remove from heat. Allow it to set up for 15 minutes.
  3. Take 2 large sheets of foil and place at an off set cross. Place in a deep pan with the ham at the center. Pat remaining brown sugar on top.
  4. Optional: Can sprinkle 1 t. each of white pepper and roasted garlic over the brown sugar. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Add the balsamic glaze on top. Throw chopped rosemary in the bottom of pan.
  5. Bake at 425 for 25 min.

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Recipe by: lorigoldsby

I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.