Linda's Honey Glazed Ham
IntroductionThis was made for our Christmas dinner. It is a nice less salty way to have ham, that is nice and tender. This was made for our Christmas dinner. It is a nice less salty way to have ham, that is nice and tender.
1 gammon pork leg. (about 17 pounds)
18 cups water, or enough to cover the pork.
1 tsp black pepper corns.
about 20-25 cloves.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
By starting with a gammon, and making the ham yourself, you save a lot of money, and avoid a lot of chemicals and sodium. It also results in a much more tender ham than you would get if you buy a pre-made ham...
Save the water from boiling the gammon, and save the bone from the gammon for making soup later on. They make fantastic potato soup or split pea soup. :)
2) Remove the gammon from the water, and place on a rack. Allow to cool for a few minutes. (*save the water for making soup the next day)
3) Make the glaze by melting the butter in a small pot. Add the honey, corn syrup, and molasses. Heat and stir until well blended.
4) Score the meat with a knife in a rough diamond pattern. Stud the meat with the cloves. Baste the gammon with the honey glaze. Place in a preheated 300'F oven, and bake for about 50-60 minutes.
5) Once the ham is finished baking, place it on a platter, and tent it with foil for at least 20-30 minutes. Slice and serve.
Serving Size: about 85 slices
Number of Servings: 85
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TESTYCATLADYP.