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Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Super Simple Glazed Ham

Serves 8

FOR COOKING THE HAM

1/2 cup whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
1 (5-8 pound) half ham, butt portion, can be sliced or not

FOR THE SAUCE

1 1/2 cup ham drippings or stock
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch ground cloves

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Super Simple Glazed Ham

It wouldn't be Christmas ham without the classic sweet glaze, but that doesn't mean the main course has to taste like dessert. Here, instead of whacking you over the head with sugar, this recipe balances the sweetness by combining brown sugar with whole-grain mustard, warm spices, and a healthy splash of bourbon.



We used a boneless cured and smoked ham, and although it didn't have a speck of fat on it, we still scored it -- what's a baked ham without the iconic checkerboard pattern?



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