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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham

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.

Southern Living APRIL 2011

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
  • 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.

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