Honey-and-Balsamic–Glazed Ham

Sweet 'n' salty is the name of the game.

honey and balsamic glazed ham
Mike Garten

The glaze made of black peppercorns, honey, mustard, and balsamic vinegar provides the right amount of spicy, tangy, and sweet to balance out a perfectly roasted ham.

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Cal/Serv: 325
Yields: 8 servings
Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
1/2

fully cooked bone-in ham (about 7 lb. total; preferably shank end)

2 tsp.

black peppercorns 

1/2 c.

honey

1/2 c.

whole-grain mustard

1/4 c.

Dijon mustard

1/4 c.

balsamic vinegar

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place ham, cut side down, on rack set in roasting pan; add 1/4 cup water to pan. Score ham on all sides in diamond pattern, cutting only 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Cover ham and pan tightly with foil and bake 11/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, using heavy pan, crush peppercorns; place in bowl. Add honey, mustards, and vinegar and whisk to combine. Transfer 1/2 cup glaze to small bowl and reserve for serving.
  3. Brush one-third of glaze (about 1/3 cup) over ham and bake, uncovered, 15 minutes; rotate ham in oven and repeat with another 1/3 cup glaze and bake another 15 minutes. Brush remaining 1/3 cup glaze over ham and bake until ham is heated through and internal temperature registers 140°F, 15 to 20 minutes more. Slice and serve with remaining glaze.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 325 calories, 15.5 g fat (5 g saturated), 33 g protein, 1,355 mg sodium, 12 g carb, 0 g fiber

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