Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

8 people
2 hr 5 min

Ham is literally the EASIEST main dish I think you can make. It’s already cooked. All you are doing is warming it up and adding some flavor. It takes about 2 hours, but there is less than 10 minutes of hands on work. This sounds amazing on Christmas when you have a million other dishes to prepare. However, that means it is essential that you get a quality ham. I use a kurobata ham from Snake River Farms. It is absolutely incredible and I highly recommend it!

Watch the video to learn how to make this ham. We want to cover it in foil and steam it until it reaches 100 degrees internal temperature. Then, we glaze it with a delicious maple bourbon glaze that we whip up while the hame is steaming. Bake it uncovered for another 30 minutes until it is nice and crispy on the outside! Since it is already cooked, we are only cooking it until it reaches 120-125 degrees internal temperature. Most recipes call for cooking it to 140 degrees, but that will result in a dry ham! Don't forget to let it rest for about 15 minutes before slicing!

Here's a quick video just to see how delicious it looks!

Recipe details
  • 8  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 5 min
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  • 1 5lb ham boneless
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 275°. Score ham in a crosshatch pattern. Do not score too deeply into the meat. Place ham on a baking rack and place in a baking dish. Pour about 1½ cup of water (about 2 inches) in the baking dish. Do not submerge the baking rack. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for about 1 hour until the internal temperature reaches 100°.
While the ham is baking, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, combine the bourbon, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and dijon mustard. Whisk until full combined. Let come up to a simmer. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water. Pour into saucepan and let simmer for 1-2 minutes until sauce is thickened.
When ham reaches 100°, take out and brush the glaze all over. Turn up oven to 350° and bake uncovered for 30 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 120-125°. Let rest for 15 minutes. Slice and serve!
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