Ham with Lemon-Honey Glaze

Ham with Lemon-Honey Glaze is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Prep Time: 70 minutes
Cook Time: 240 minutes
Servings: 12

Studded with cloves, this whole ham makes a beautiful centerpiece for a large Easter gathering. Since ham is quite rich, an accompanying glaze that offers bracing acidity—such as this one containing lemon juice, honey and shallots—makes a great counterpoint.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole bone-in ham, about 12 lb. (5.5 kg)
  • Whole cloves for studding  

For the glaze:

  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) (4 oz./120 g) unsalted butter
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) white wine
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) honey
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 oz./45 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (16 fl. oz./500 ml) chicken broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup (3/4 oz./20 g) finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

Remove the ham from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Preheat an oven to 325°F (165°C).

Remove the ham from the packaging and place in a large roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score the fat in a diamond pattern. Stud the intersections of the diamonds with a clove. Transfer to the oven and roast the ham for 2 hours.

While the ham is roasting, make the glaze: In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir in the honey and the lemon zest and juice. Whisk in the flour and cook until absorbed. Whisking constantly, slowly pour in the broth. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley.

Remove the ham from the oven and brush with some of the glaze. Continue roasting, brushing the ham with the glaze every 30 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meat registers 140°F (60°C), about 1 1/2 to 2 hours more. If the surface of the ham becomes too dark while cooking, tent the ham loosely with aluminum foil.

Transfer the ham to a carving board and let rest for about 15 minutes. Cut the ham into slices and arrange on a warmed platter, passing the remaining glaze alongside. Serves 12.

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Balanced The ham was nice and tender but the flavor balance of the glaze was not great. The lemon overpowered the honey. If I try this again I am going to use oranges instead of lemons.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basting sauce is great! Confession: I was running late, so I just used a standard, precooked spiral ham, but the glaze that comes with those is too sugary. I substituted this sauce, and it worked wonderfully. I followed the ham's package instructions, but basted it every 20-30 minutes with the lemon honey glaze. Because the sauce goes between the slices, it's best to make the full recipe even for a half ham, or you won't have enough to serve at the table. However, the result is very moist and flavorful. Everyone loved it for Easter dinner!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spring t8me Ham When I first saw that there was a lemon sauce for a ham it didn't sound appealing. After I thought about it for a few moments it started to sound interesting. I went ahead and made it made it for Easter dinner and was thrilled with the results. A whole new taste for ham. There was nothing sweet about it but instead I found the lemon and shallot helped to balance the saltiness of the ham. I will for sure be making this again. If you make a half of ham used half a recipe has it makes quite a bit of sauce. Be sure to use the extra sauce at the table.
Date published: 2017-04-17
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