Easy Ham Glaze

This ham glaze is super easy and delicious.  You can use it on a whole ham, spiral sliced or slices of ham from the meat case.  I have to say, this is an original recipe and it will be your go to recipe when you are preparing a ham for guests that looks and tastes amazing.  If you are using a whole ham, it may be helpful to you to use a very sharp knife and score it in a criss-cross style prior to glazing.  You’ll be glad you did.


The juice of two oranges

1/2 t. Five Spice

3 T. Cognac

3/4 C. Honey


Combine all the ingredients and place it in a medium saucepan.  Slowly heat the mixture, stirring often until it comes to a slow simmer.  At this time, you will have cooked the alcohol off and you can remove the sauce from the stove and let stand breifly to cool and thicken.  If you are using an open flame, please use caution as alcohol is flammable.

Using a kitchen basting brush, baste ham and place it in the oven on 375 degrees for 20 minutes until top is brown and toasty.



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