Baked Ham with Sweet and Spicy Glaze

Baked Ham with Sweet and Spicy Glaze

1 (8-pound) bone-in smoked half ham

Sweet and Spicy Glaze:
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 can (8-3/4 ounces) sliced peaches in heavy syrup, drained, chopped and syrup reserved
1 tbl cornstarch
1/4 cup orange juice
1 can (8-1/4 ounces) crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
1 tbl grated orange peel
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger

Preheat oven to 325F. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of ham away from fat or bone. Roast ham in oven about 3 hours.

Prepare Sweet and Spicy Glaze. Remove ham from oven. Generously brush half of glaze over ham; return to oven 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer registers 160F. Remove ham from oven and brush with remaining glaze. Let ham stand about 20 minutes before slicing.

Sweet and Spicy Glaze (Makes about 2 cups)

Combine brown sugar, vinegar, raisins and peach syrup in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce to low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes. In small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in orange juice; add to brown sugar mixture. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat.


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