The aroma of this ham baking in the oven wafted throughout the house. It was simply one of the most delicious things I've ever smelled. Our mouths watered as we waited impatiently for it to finish baking. It smelled of the holidays, of the allspice and cinnamon and cloves. This is a gorgeous glaze for your Christmas ham. I used the glaze on a baked smoked ham but you can also use it on a spiral cut ham and toss that sugary packet that comes with it. The crust is lovely and dark and the ham was so moist and full of flavor. I hope you enjoy.
Golden Spiced Glazed Ham
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. allspice
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced (canned is okay but has a few more carbs)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. molasses
4 Tbsp. sugar free orange marmalade (Smucker's brand is fine)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Splenda
10 lb. baked smoked or spiral cut ham (fully cooked)
Preheat oven to 325' (or manufacturer recommendation)
Pulse all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor until smooth. This makes enough glaze for a ten pound ham. Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil. Liberally coat the ham with the glaze on all sides. Bake for about 2 hours until the glaze is golden brown and the internal temperature of the ham has reached 140'. Check for manufacturers cooking recommendations for cooking time.
Because the nutrition information can vary widely for different types of hams the nutrition facts provided below are for the glaze only and based on 18 servings from a 10 pound ham. Please check the label of your ham before you purchase it for sodium and sugar content.
Nutrition Facts for Golden Spiced Glaze Only ~ 18 Servings Average Depending on Ham ~ Amount Per Serving ~ Calories 40.3 Total Fat 2.6 g Saturated Fat 1.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g Cholesterol 6.9 mg Sodium 81.4 mg Potassium 36.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g Dietary Fiber 0.4 g Sugars 1.8 g Protein 0.2 g
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