Saturday, April 11, 2009

Apple Glazed Ham

If you're looking for a family-pleasing Easter ham recipe, then you've come to the right place! This simple recipe is simply delicious. And if you're cooking for folks who love hot & spicy foods, then just add a few dashes of the apple hot sauce to the glaze.

1 10-oz jar of apple jelly
1 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Optional: A few dashes of Maui Pepper Co. Apples Ass Hot Sauce
1 5-lb pecooked ham, such as Armour Golden Star

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Score the surface of the ham, and heat in the oven according to package directions. Combine the first 4 ingredients (including the apple hot sauce if using) in a small saucepan and heat on the stove, stirring occasionally, until the jelly melts. Spoon this glaze over the ham during the last 30 minutes of heating.

Note: This ham pairs beautifully with a side of apple sauce -- I recommend Mullen's Apple Sauce, the most delicious (and all natural) apple sauce I've ever tasted. If you prefer a more savory accompaniment, then you can't go wrong with Thomas Gourmet Apple Chutney, another all-natural treat. Both of these are on sale from the Carolina Sauce Company.

Zestfully yours,

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