Easter holiday is just around the corner. If you are like many people who enjoy this holiday, one of the things that you may be doing right now is looking for the most delicious dishes that you will serve your family, friends and guests. Among the things you need to consider cooking this Easter is honeybaked ham. Everyone in your family is definitely going to love the mouthwatering crackling sweet glaze that this dish features. It also has some great salad options to add vegetables to your meal. When you eat, you will have to doubt in your mind about its health benefits to your body because it is packed with nutrients that are very useful to your body. You are not going to spend a lot of time in your kitchen to prepare it because honeybaked ham products come when they are fully cooked.
Honeybaked Ham Recipe
- Servings: 8
- 5 (7 pounds) of spiral cut smoked ham (fully cooked)
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 cup of pear juice
- 1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of honey
How to Prepare
- First of all, you will need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius.
- After that, put the ham in a large baking pan while making sure that the cut end is facing down.
- In a large bowl, mix the orange juice and pear nectar and then bake the ham for about 15 minutes per pound while basting frequently with the juices.
- Take the honey and brown sugar, put them in a small bowl and then mix them together.
- Take the mixture and brush it over ham and then bake it for about one hour or until the internal temperature of the ham reads 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a thermometer to check the temperature of the ham.
According to Honey Baked Ham Corporation, butane torch should be used to caramelize the glaze to a crust if you want it to taste great. It is simple. You simply need to put the ham on a large metal drum that is covered with foil and then caramelized.
If you manage to make this recipe using this method only once, that is the way you will be making it in future. It is a very simple process that involves very few ingredients but with astounding results that will leave your family wanting more. You do not necessarily need to torch it. The glaze can just caramelize on its own.
You will not need to bother about going over any leftover ham recipes because with this particular method, there will be no leftovers. But just in case there are leftovers, you do not need to worry about a thing because you can easily warm them in a toaster oven the next day. You can also store the leftovers in your freezer to use at a later date. Plain ham with cheese sandwich leftovers will be great, but you can get creative and try other recipes for creating entirely new dishes from the honeybaked ham leftovers.
Another thing that you will love about preparing and cooking this honeybaked ham is that the method is very clean. You will not need to worry about a dirty kitchen or scrambling your grocery a million times because you forgot something. It also does not mess up the dishes that much. You will have an easy time cleaning up after everyone has finished eating because the utensils will not be so dirty.
You are definitely going to enjoy your Easter with the honeybaked ham above. It tastes much like the famous honeybaked ham that you will find in restaurant but costs much less. You do not need to line up at one of your favorite stores for your Easter ham because this recipe is going to produce an almost identical product that everyone in your family will love. Just make sure that you select the best ham if you do not want to be disappointed. The best ham is the one that has not been altered badly by food processors. For ease of serving, spiral-sliced ham will be the best. Even though such ham is processed, the slicing does not affect the flavor the same way that deboning or adding water does.