Maple-Mustard Glazed Fresh Ham

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Fresh ham is different from the cured ham you may be used to. It's juicy, full of rich pork flavor, and much less salty—a wonderful special-occasion roast. Serve with Brussels sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes.

Yield:

Serves 16 (serving size: 3 ounces ham)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Total: 11 Hours, 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 358
Fat 14.3 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 46.9 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 140 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 381 mg
Calcium 26 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-pound) shank portion, bone-in fresh ham, skin removed
Cooking spray
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preparation

1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Score outside of ham in a diamond pattern; rub with spice mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

2. Remove the ham from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 425°.

4. Arrange ham, fat side up, on rack of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray, and place rack in pan. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° (do not remove ham from oven); bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours.

5. Combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and butter. Turn ham, fat side down. Bake an additional 40 minutes, basting with syrup mixture every 20 minutes. Turn ham again. Baste with the remaining syrup mixture, and bake an additional 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted close to bone registers 145°. Let stand for 20 minutes; remove excess fat, and slice.

Note:

David Bonom,

December 2011