Apple Cider Maple Glazed Ham
    Servings Prep Time
    12servings 10minutes
    Cook Time
    3hours
    Servings Prep Time
    12servings 10minutes
    Cook Time
    3hours
    Baked Ham with Apple Cider Maple Glaze: beautifully caramelized, flavorful and deliciously moist baked ham takes minutes to prep and the glaze is out of this world! Perfect for Christmas, Easter and feeds a crowd!
    Ingredients
    • 1 bone-in smoked spiral-sliced ham(8-11 pounds)
    • Aluminum foil
    • 2tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
    Apple Cider Glaze
    • 1 1/2cups apple cider
    • 1/2cup pure maple syrupNOT imitation
    • 1/2cup packed light brown sugar
    • 3tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 3tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 2tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 2teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4tsp EACH ground nutmeg, ground cloves, dried thyme, pepper, chili pwder
    Instructions
    1. Remove ham from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature 2-3 hours.
    2. Whisk together all of the Apple Cider Maple Glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened and reduced, approximately 15-20 minutes. Stir in butter until melted. Glaze will thicken more as it stands.
    3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Pour 2 cups water into bottom of roasting pan IF you have a roasting rack. Place roasting rack inside pan. (Skip step if you don’t have a roasting rack.)
    4. Roll out 2 large pieces of foil to wrap your ham in. Place ham on foil and brush all over with some of the Glaze, including in between slices. Tightly wrap ham with foil and place on its side on the roasting rack (or bottom of pan). Bake ham until the center registers 100-110 degrees F, about 2 hours (about 12 minutes per pound).
    5. Remove ham from oven and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
    6. Carefully unfold foil to expose ham and brush ham all over with Glaze (if Glaze has become to thick to brush, return to heat to loosen). Leave ham exposed and bake for 20-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown and caramelized.
    7. Remove ham from oven and brush again all over with Glaze. Spoon juices from bottom of pan all over ham. Loosely cover with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes then spoon more juices over ham and serve with any remaining Glaze.