Thursday, March 8, 2012

Honey Maple Glazed Ham & Carrots

On Monday, I promised I would share my recipe for my Honey Maple Glazed Ham.  It is so easy you aren't going to believe it.  And it's so good you aren't going to believe that either.

You can use this recipe with either a pre-cooked ham or one that is not.  The hams we usually use are just cured and need to be cooked.  That can make a difference in the time it takes for your ham to be finished. 

Either way, I like to use my crock pot for this little venture but you certainly could pop this little cutie right into the oven at a lower temp, say around 325 degrees.  Although I've never done this before, one thing I would be concerned about is having the sugars in the honey and syrup harden in the bottom of the pan.  Thus, I like to stick with the crock pot...

One last thing.  Don't even think about using anything other than pure maple syrup.  Just a friendly warning.

Honey Maple Glazed Ham & Carrots
  • 7-10 carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/4 C whole cloves OR 1/2 t ground cloves
  • Cured, pre-cooked and/or pre-sliced ham (preferably pasture raised) up to about 8 pounds
  1. Place carrots in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Score ham on all sides.
  3. If using whole cloves, stud ham with cloves.
  4. Melt butter.  Add honey and syrup.  If using ground cloves instead of whole, add them now.
  5. Place ham on top of carrots in crock pot.
  6. Pour honey maple glaze on top of ham.
  7. Cover.  Cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or LOW 8-10 hours for uncooked ham, basting often.  About half way through cooking, flip ham over.
Our family's favorite compliment to this Honey Maple Glazed Ham & Carrots and glazed carrots are these Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes.  Yum.

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