Homemade honey glaze for a ham

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Homemade honey glaze for a ham
Coat a ham with a homemade honey glaze for a tasty surprise. (Holiday Ham image by ALLAN GROSSKRUEGER from Fotolia.com)

When you bake ham in the oven without any seasonings, it can have a bland taste. Instead of baking a plain ham, you can make a homemade honey glaze. A honey glaze gives the ham a succulent and sweet flavour. The sweet smell from the glaze will fill your home while the ham bakes in the oven. The glaze coats the skin of the ham, and it bakes into the meat to ensure that the ham remains juicy.

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Things you need

  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Sauce pot
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Basting brush

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  1. 1

    Pour 1/3 cup of pineapple juice and 1/3 cup of orange juice into a sauce pot.

  2. 2

    Add 1/3 cup of honey and 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar.

  3. 3

    Stir the ingredients to mix them well. Add 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves.

  4. 4

    Place the sauce pot on the hob over high heat. Stir the ingredients while you heat them. Bring the glaze to a full boil.

  5. 5

    Reduce the heat to low. Allow the glaze to simmer for five to 10 minutes.

  6. 6

    Brush the glaze over ham after it bakes in a 163 degrees Celsius oven for two hours. Brush the glaze over the ham every 10 to 15 minutes until it finishes baking, which will be around 30 to 45 minutes for a fully cooked ham.

Tips and warnings

  • Experiment with the glaze to add your own spices and seasonings to make the recipe your own.
  • Cook a ham to a safe internal temperature of 71.1 degrees Celsius to prevent any food-borne illnesses.

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