A favorite at Christmas, this is great for dinner and leftovers.
A favorite at Christmas, this is great for dinner and leftovers.
Number of Servings: 1
5 pounds ready-to-eat extra lean ham (can also use pre-sliced) 1/4 cup whole cloves 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 2 cups honey 2/3 cup butter
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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 2. Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in foil lined pan. 3. In the top half of a double boiler, heat the corn syrup, honey and butter. Keep glaze warm while baking ham. 4. Brush glaze over ham, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze. 5. During the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking, turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.
Number of servings vary, but serving size is one thin slice of ham. (6 1/4" x 4" x 1/16")
This recipe is great -- I just can't believe all the negative comments. I see recipes all the time that aren't for me and I just delete the email -- I don't take the time to leave nasty comments. For a lighter variation, try 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a can of ginger ale. Just as yummy.
Very good. To lighten it on sugar calories, and sodium all you have to do is buy low sodium ham, leave out the corn syrup and the butter. Ham makes its own juices which when mixed with the honey and spices make a perfectly good coating you don't even need 2 cups of honey.
I am kind of surprised about those who rated and hadn't even tried the recipe. Also, if you change so many ingredients, just post your own recipe!! I thought this recipe was very good and I think I will try putting the "sauce" in a squirt bottle and try that technique for basting. I love that!!
Try ham with pineapple slices toothpicked to it. Draws out a lot of the salt (you can taste it in the pineapple slices and ham is less salty). When it' s nearly done take the honey bottle squirt it over the ham. Cook for 15-20 minutes,turn it over, squirt again cook 15 minutes more. Tasty.
If you don't like so much salt, try "boiling" the ham in apple juice for about 45 minutes before you put it in the oven with the glaze and all. The apple juice removes some of the salt and nitrates and leaves a nice flavor. Also tends to leave it juicier.
I have been looking for a nice ham recipe and this one sounds perfect. I know ham has heaps of sodium and the honey is sugar but good for you and lets face it we only have ham for christmas so once a year cant hurt. I give this 5 stars.
Before you throw this recipe out "with the bathwater," why not try substitutions? Jennie O Extra Lean Ham, honey mustard, apple sauce (repl. butter), pineapple juice (repl. corn syrup) = 188.8 cal/serv, 1240.3 sodium/serv, 5 g fat/serv - do a little adjusting!
Just be careful about how many calories you are actually eating (if that matters to you). Do you realize how THIN 1/16" is? Kind of like paper. I'm pretty sure I couldn't even cut a slice of ham that thin unless I had a professional meat slicer. A "regular" slice is probably more like 4 servings
I pour ginger ale over the ham, before I bake it. This helps remove extra sodium. I also put pineaple slices on top, with toothpickes, use a little of the pineapple juice, brown sugar, and small amount of light corn syrup. Delicious!
I've been looking for a good glaze recipe, thank you. I do agree that this would be an indulgent meal, however compaired to the SUPERSIZED MCDONALDS meals we've all eaten in the past, this is healthier, and obviously a once or twice a year meal!
I am giving it 5 stars. Not because its healthy, but because it sounds delicious! This site is for people to maintain a healthy weight. Believe it or not, some people here need to GAIN weight. Imagine that! I am certainly not one of them, but I personally know a few who are. They need the cals!
What's this 'thing with toothpicking canned pineapple slices all over a perfectly good ham -- and really , doesn't EVERYBODY par-boil ham to remove salt ??? This a fairly basic baked ham (Yankee style -- actually real southerners don't use much, if any sugar when cooking
This sounds good, My mom always makes the glaze with mustard, brown sugar and orange juice. This one sounds like a sweeter, stickier version. I think Ill leave the butter off though, just because i dont think its necessary.
This sounds good. Ham itself is full of sodium. I could tweak it some & cut down on butter. Its not something I would make regularly, but for a holiday treat its good. As someone said, this IS a lifestyle. All things are allowed, in moderation.
Not everyone on spark is here to lose weight, but gain weight as well. Anything is alright in MODERATION. Ham by default is a very salty meat. i'm sure you could stretch out the portions to make the recipe healthier, and of course substitutions.
IT was good, but not quite what I was expecting. I probably wouldn't make it again. The ham was free, and we're not plain ham people, so thought I'd try something a little different. If only they could make ham with less sodium. The salt really gets to me! The best part was the glaze sauce.
Many years ago I read a suggestion to put vanilla extract on ham as it cooks. It helps to eliminate the chemical smoke flavor & creates an almost maple-y glaze. One of the best things I have ever learned with next to no extra calories!!
Used this recipe for a Christmas party this week and there were no leftovers so must have been good - I just got a taste! I did use the suggestion of putting on pineapple slices and then used the glaze as written!
If one doesn't like the recipe they are free to say so. that's what the ratings are for!! I am sick of people complaining, rate them! I like peeps suggests cuz I often get some good ideas. This recipe isn't good for me as I have a VERY diabetic husband. The purpose of sparkpeople was for weight loss
may be delicious.....BUT does ANY nutritional or weight loss site ever advocate the use of corn syrup any more? really? reaaallllly? also...would be nice to mention the serving size in ounces or grams. how many peope pull out a ruler or a tape measure at the table. just saying.
This sounds great! .... I do not understand why all the negativity and all the "I think I will tweak it, it has too much sodium,...good grief don`t make it if it you have to change it or if it doesn`t suit your dietaryneeds.. and to the one who thought she had to slice 1/16", look again , it 4 1/16
I have fixed my ham almost like this. Have used maple syrup at times. If the calories or sodium is too much, tweak the other foods for that day, so to balance it all out. Thats how I have lost 195 lbs in 2 years. I eat a little of everything. Living a healthful normal life.
I haven't made this yet but I recommend for those who are concerned about serving & calories to cut the ingredients and cook hamsteaks instead. It will limit how much you can eat and 4 oz (half a slice) is generally only 100-120 calories. Ham does not have to be just a holiday ordeal!
I did not read all of the comments, but if you are concerned about salt you can try my sister's solution. She boils the ham in water for a while and then prepares it according to directions. It does cut down on the salt without sacrificing the tast.
I always use a can of crushed pineapples, brown sugar and regular yellow mustard and pour it over my ham, then go back a few times while it's cooking and scoop the drippings up with a spoon and baste. But it's nice to see all these variations, gives me ideas :)
It sounds like a great recipe. As for the people that have bad comments. remember you can eat anything in the spark people life style . moderation is the key you cant set down and eat the whole ham.