Rather have ham for Easter? Try this very fresh mango-ginger glaze on your best ham. You won't be disappointed. I love how it's just six ingredients to make a lushes topping for ham. Always a hit. Hint: Always buy ham that has less water in it, use the one that says Ham or Ham with Natural Juices in it. Your ham will turn out very juicy.
Servings: 10-12 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes per pound
- 6-7 pound ham (preferably "ham with natural juices")
- 1-2 cups mango nectar or juice
- 1 1/2 cups mango jam (or apricot jam)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar or coconut sugar or sugar of choice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Let the ham stand at room temperature for 90 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 275F and set the rack at the lowest position. Rinse and pat dry the ham.
- Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the ham in a criss-cross pattern.
- Place ham on oven-safe skillet with high sides or a large pot. Pour the mango juice into the pan, and add additional water if necessary to bring the liquid level to 1/2 inch.
- Cover the pan tightly with tin foil. Roast in oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (about 15 minutes per pound) or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 100F.
- While the ham is cooking, prepare the glaze. Combine the mango jam, brown sugar, ginger and cloves in a small sauce pot and cook over low heat until the glaze is thick and sticky. Turn off heat and set aside.
- When the ham has finished cooking (step 2), take the ham out of the oven. Turn the oven to 425F. Brush the ham with about 1/4 of the glaze all over.
- You should have some mango juice in the pan, if not, add additional mango juice or water to reach 1/4".
- Once the oven comes to temperature, return the ham, uncovered to oven. Bake for 15 minutes until the liquid is bubbly and the ham has turned to a nice, deep golden brown.
- The internal temperature of the ham should be 120F. Remove ham to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Return the remaining glaze to the stove on medium-low heat. Your roasting pan should have some mango juice left - carefully pour about 1/2 cup of the mango pan juice into the glaze. Whisk and adjust with either more juice or mango jam to create a beautiful, slightly thick glaze for serving.
- Carve the ham and serve with the Mango-Ginger Glaze.
Source: Steamy Kitchen