Pecan Glazed Ham

2371328822697497253_IMG_2198Is there anything more perfect for Easter than a beautiful, show-stopping ham? Methinks not. I love how this dish is so hands-off! Show-stopping and easy?? I’m all ears! (Hahah bunny reference there!) You will need:

  • 1 9-12 lb spiral-cut pre-cooked ham
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 TBS stone ground or spicy mustard
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, plus whole pecans for garnish

Make the ham according to the package directions. For a 9 lb ham, that’s usually 325 for two hours. Cover the bottom of your pan with foil, and put the ham on a rack inside your roasting pan or baking sheet. The delicious glaze we’re about to make will drip down underneath the rack and if it bakes on your roasting pan it will NEVER EVER EVER come off. I know, duh, right?? But, sometimes we all get in a hurry and need a little reminding. You will thank yourself for the foil lining later!

Start your ham a-roasting, and in the meantime, make the glaze.

Combine the brown sugar, mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan. Stir it together, bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Stir in the chopped pecans. 5671753143589377413_IMG_2204

With about 30 minutes of cooking time remaining on the ham, glaze it all over using a brush or spatula, working the glaze between each slice and separating them each slightly. Return the ham to the oven.

Do a second glazing with about 15 minutes left on the baking time. You can use your discretion here, if your ham is looking like it’s done, it’s ok to reduce the baking time slightly. Return to the oven for the last 15 minutes.

Remove the ham from the oven and glaze with the remaining mixture.

Let the ham rest, covered for 10 minutes. Move it to a serving platter and garnish with parsley, oranges, apples, and extra pecans.

Here’s a handy printable! Pecan Glazed Ham


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