Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed HamRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Choose a bone-in half-ham brined with natural juices. Leaving a thin layer of fat after trimming amps up the flavor and keeps the meat moist.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 servings
Total time: 3 Hours, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-On: 20 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (6- to 8-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham
48 whole cloves
1 (16-oz.) package light brown sugar
1 cup spicy brown mustard
1 cup cola soft drink
3/4 cup bourbon

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 3/4 inch apart in a diamond pattern.

2. Insert cloves in centers of diamonds. Place ham in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; spoon mixture over ham.

3. Bake at 350° on lowest oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting slowly with pan juices every 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ham from oven, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing, basting occasionally with pan juices.