Because fresh ham is an uncured leg of pork, it will be grayish instead of pink-colored. The bone is tricky to remove, so ask your butcher to do it for you.
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (6 3/4-pound) fresh ham, boned
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in ginger and allspice; let cool slightly.
Unroll ham, and trim fat. Spread 1/3 cup syrup mixture and garlic over inside surface of ham, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reroll ham, and secure at 2-inch intervals with heavy string. Spread 3 tablespoons syrup mixture over ham, and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
Place ham on a broiler pan, and insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of ham. Bake at 350° for 2 hours or until thermometer registers 160°, basting with remaining syrup mixture after 1 hour.
Place ham on a serving platter; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
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