Last month my husband turned 35, and like every birthday we have a long standing tradition where you get your choice of dinner.
So basically he wanted Easter dinner.
Not too shabby considering my daughter requested Macaroni and Cheese, edamame and Cheesy Monkey Bread Rolls for her birthday dinner.
I was more than happy to test out a ham recipe since Easter was actually coming up. I made a Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Ham for him and we all LOVED it. In fact, we all loved it so much that I decided to make another one just a couple weeks later. It’s so easy to make, and we love the leftovers on sandwiches. I’m pretty sure it’s cheaper than buying deli ham (at least where we live it is).
You’ll want to make sure you buy a smoked ham (as in- fully cooked). Mine was a skinless, bone-in shank portion.
Place it in a shallow roasting pan on a rack to keep it elevated. Cover it with foil and let it bake.
Give it 13-17 minutes per pound of ham.
Mix together the simple brown sugar and balsamic mixture and pat it on the top of the ham. Some might fall off, just do your best to get it all on there. Then pop it back in the oven for a few more minutes so the glaze gets nice and crisp.
The first one I made I made little cuts all over the ham before placing on the glaze mixture. I think it just made the outer parts of the ham get dry and crusty… no bueno. So this time around I didn’t pre-slice it and it turned out moist and juicy all over. Swoon.
To cut it, just get a sharp carving knife and slice around the bone to your desired thickness.
We love our ham with a little bit of horseradish dijon mustard… so. good.
It’s a ham that can be enjoyed any time of the year!