Maple Syrup-Bourbon Glazed Fresh Ham

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.

Yield: 15 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 188
  • Calories from fat: 43%
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 1434mg
  • Calcium: 18mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place ham on a serving platter; cover with aluminum foil, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
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