Honey Baked Ham

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Honey baked ham is one of those meats that seems to be the centerpiece of whatever meal it’s in. It’s delicious at Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, or even for your 4th of July BBQ party. It’s a family favorite! The next time you wanna have a delicious and wonderful family get together whether it be a holiday or just Sunday, try this honey ham and you won’t regret it.

Ingredients:

  • 8 pound bone in spiral sliced half ham
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1.5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp season salt
  • 1/2 tsp oni0n powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • a pinch of allspice

Directions:

  1. Trim the ham in order to fit it inside your crock pot. Combine the melted butter and honey to massage into the ham between the slices. Replace the cover and cook on low for five to six hours.
  2. At 5 to 5 1/2 hours Preheat the broiler to high. Line a deep roasting pan with heavy aluminum foil. Transfer the ham from the slow cooker into the foiled roasting pan.
  3. Combine sugar, seasoned salt, onion powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cloves, paprika and allspice into a small bowl. Pat half of this sugar mixture over the top of the ham inside the roasting pan.
  4. Broil for five to 7 minutes until bubbly and caramelized and then remove from the oven.
  5. Add the remaining sugar mixture to a small saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons of ham juices from the bottom of the crockpot to the saucepan. Stir and heat to a boil. Allow to boil for one minute and remove from the heat.
  6. Brush the glaze over the ham. Then place the ham back into the oven to broil for two to five additional minutes. Removed from the oven and allow the ham to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the ham warm and enjoy.

Tips:

  • If the ham doesn’t fit in the crockpot, trimming a little bit off the edges may just barely allow it to fit.
  • Before cooking the ham, pat the ham dry with a paper towel. This will prevent the butter and honey from just sliding off the top of the ham.
  • Make sure this is a precooked or smoked ham, if it isn’t adjust the cooking times according to the directions on the ham.
  • If you can’t use ham juices for the glaze, try water or bourbon. Bourbon can be very delicious in this recipe and the alcohol evaporates off in the cooking process.
  • If you don’t have a crockpot, you can bake the ham covered loosely in aluminum foil in the oven. To do that Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and bake for 15 minutes per pound at a minimum. Then follow the glaze directions in the recipe and broil.
  • Store all leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within four days. If you have a lot of leftover ham. you can freeze leftovers in zip lock bags or vacuum sealed bags for later use.

 

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