Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Honey Baked Ham with roasted grapes

I know this would have been more useful had I posted this ham recipe before Easter, but it's still perfect anytime you've got a crowd coming. Kentucky Derby party in your future maybe? 
 It's a great dish for company, especially when you don't have time to fuss. And it tastes so much better than those store-bought pre-sliced honey-baked hams sold at franchises.
This big ole' ham was also purchased pre-sliced, but I normally buy one that isn't. I just happened to be at a Costco before Easter, when the pre-sliced ones were all that was available. Throw out any seasoning packet that may have come with your ham. You can do better, without using artificial ingredients or flavorings.
Mix some melted butter, honey and light corn syrup together, pour it over the ham, occasionally baste with it while it bakes and you've got a lip-smacking ham that everyone will love and that serves at least 15 or 16 people. 
I added some roasted grapes at the end too, just because roasted grapes have become my new favorite ingredient for adding to recipes. 
Use the leftover ham bone and bits of ham to make this bean soup recipe.

Honey Baked Ham

1 large bone-in ham (mine weighed about 12 pounds)
1/3 cup butter, melted
8 oz. honey
1/8 cup dark corn syrup

Roasted grapes are optional, but if you want to add them, roast them on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Set aside. (You can do this the day before)
Place the ham flat side down and bake, covered with aluminum foil, for one hour at 250 degrees fahrenheit.  
Melt the butter together with the honey and corn syrup. 
Remove the foil from the roast, raise the temperature to 350 degrees fahrenheit, and reposition the ham so that the fatty part is on top. Cook for another hour, basting with the butter/honey/corn syrup mixture several times.
If using the roasted grapes, add the cooked grapes during the last minute or two, just to heat them through again.
Slice, swishing the slices through the honey glaze as you put them on the serving platter.
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Proud Italian Cook said...

I bought the same ham from Costco, now I'm making your soup, I swear I'm not a stalker!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Marie - HA, pretty funny. I wouldn't mind if you stalked me though. I made your rice pie and great veggie dish over the weekend, so there!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Absolutely mouthwatering!



Proud Italian Cook said...

Love it!

Chiara Giglio said...

qui a Trieste c'è la tradizione pasquale del prosciuttino al forno , però non usiamo quella glassa, è una novità per me ! Buona settimana

Stacey Snacks said...

Great minds....I threw in grapes w/ my roasted turkey breast last night.....roasted grapes are my go to, to spruce anything up!

Marisa Franca @ Allourway said...

That looks so good!! I can't figure out why I haven't roasted grapes before. I mean you roast grape and cherry tomatoes and they end up so much better!! Your ham looks delicious!!

daniela64 said...

Una vera delizia il tuo prosciutto al forno con quella deliziosa glassa, assolutamente da provare . Un saluto, Daniela.

Claudia said...

I do love your "seasoning packet" and am a huge fan of roasted grapes (people think they are cherries!). I already wrote this out for the next family gathering. Perfect for Paul's huge family!

Cecilia said...

Wow, this recipe sounds so great. Roasted grapes, that's definitely something I will try too. Thanks for sharing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also bought the same ham at Costco! I Made a honey, brown sugar, clove and pineapple glaze--old fashioned, but my family likes it that way. I think I'll add grapes next year for some variety and sweetness.

Linda said...

This looks scrumptious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a delicious preparation, Linda! I love the grapes.

Cris Mic said...
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Cris Mic said...

Wow!! This is really interesting recipe. I am going to make it dear. Roasted grapes are looking so yummy. Can you share some cooking videos for some unique recipes like this? This post is really useful for me.