Friday, April 6, 2012

Pre-Easter lineup

Easter is coming up, and everyone knows that means some epic food is in order. I usually go for the Easter breakfast with everything you could imagine in the realm of breakfast food. And then a nice dinner with spiraled ham (HoneyBaked if I'm lucky, drool!) and whatever else the family feels like eating. Not quite fresh produce season in my part of the world, but the fresh herbs are starting to grow nicely.

Here is the glaze recipe I'm going to use:


  • 1 (9-pound) store bought bone-in spiral ham
  • 3/4 cup water

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Optional fixings for ham:

  • Pumpernickel bread
  • Assorted mustards
  • Pickled shallots
  • Cornichons
  • Assorted cheeses


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Place ham in a roasting pan and pour about 3/4 cup water into the bottom of pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until heated through, soft and tender.
Make the glaze:
Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan until smooth and heat over medium-low to medium heat until simmering. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
When ham is heated through, remove the aluminum foil, and pour or brush the glaze over the top to cover completely. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
Return the ham to the oven and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until glaze is caramelized and bubbly. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with desired fixings.

Got loads of candy didn't help that I was starving when I went shopping. My sweet tooth is in full effect it seams. Unfortunately I'm a chocolate snob so the budget got stretched with Ghirardelli and Lindt. Sugar daze here I come...


  1. great blog! keep it up, you have a new follower :]

  2. If I wasn't already set on tomorrow's dinner, I would try this out for sure! Looks delicious!

  3. not a big fan of ham lol which is why we are having TURKEY!!! :D

  4. Just wait until the sale on Easter candy in the following couple weeks!

  5. Ooooh ham, how I want you. I will you get tomo-.. TODAY! :D

  6. Only the best from you it looks amazing!

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  8. Mmm, I forgot how much I liked glazed ham...

    p.s. you should add one of those blue follower widget buttons... the follow link at the top of blogs never works for me.

  9. That looks yumm. Perfect recipe for easter