Smoked Ham with Country Apple Butter Glaze
Smoked Ham with Country Apple Butter Glaze is an impressive Appalachian-inspired smoked ham that is slow-roasted wrapped tightly in foil for tender juicy ham, and then finished with a rich savory-sweet basting glaze made with ham drippings reduced to a sticky-sweet glaze simmered with apple cider, Dijon mustard, apple butter and brown sugar.
This recipe is part of our An Appalachian Christmas series — try them all and celebrate Christmas with some homegrown flavors.
- 1 (8 to 9-lb.) bone-in smoked ham shank, skin removed
- 1/2 cup apple butter
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Foodie byte: For the juiciest ham, cover hot-from-the-oven baked ham with foil and let rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place ham, flat side down, in a roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 2 hours.
- Uncover ham and carefully drain pan juices into a small heavy saucepan.
- Add apple butter, apple cider, brown sugar and Dijon mustard; whisk to blend. Simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half and has a mixture has a glaze-like consistency.
- Brush glaze generously over ham and bake uncovered an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or until glaze is bubbly and ham is golden-brown.
- Remove from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 30 to 45 minutes before carving.
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