Monday, 21 April 2014

Glazed Smoked Ham Easter Recipe

Hi friends, I prepared Glazed Smoked Ham, this Easter. My folks simply loved it. The best way to enjoy the ham is with rich apricot homemade jelly. I prepared the apricot jelly few days ago in order to save time. To add on to this, Worcestershire sauce is savory and sweet with a distinct tangy taste due to malt vinegar. I got smoked ham too, it’s time saving. The rich recipe is really a quick meal. It added to the festive mood. Let me share it with you..

1 Large onion,
1/4 Cup water,
8 Sprigs fresh thyme,
3/4 Cup apricot jelly,
7 Pound smoked ham,
2 Teaspoons molasses,
4 Tablespoons cider vinegar,
1 tablespoon unsalted butter,
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour,
1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice,
3 Tablespoons yellow mustard,
1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce,
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth,
Kosher salt as required,
Ground cloves as required,
Ground black pepper as required

Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Score the ham with a crosshatch pattern through the thick layer of skin and fat. Arrange the onions in the center of a foil lined sheet pan large roasting pan and set the ham on top of them. Bake for 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, stir together the apricot jelly, water, thyme leaves, mustard, 3 tablespoons of the vinegar, the molasses, Worcestershire, allspice, and cloves in a saucepan. Whisk over medium heat until the jelly has dissolved and sauce is smooth, about 4 minutes.

3. After the ham has been baked for 1 hour, brush with the apricot mixture every 15 minutes for another 45 minutes or until nicely glazed. Transfer the ham to a serving platter, tent with foil and set aside while making the sauce.

4. Discard the onions, remove foil and pour the sauce into a skillet. Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, mix the butter and flour together until you form a paste.

5. Whisk into the pan juices and let sauce simmer until thickened like gravy. Finish with the remaining tablespoon of vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Thinly slice the ham and serve with the sauce.
Hope you had Happy Easter!!

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