Prep 7 mins
Cook 10 mins
This can be used on fresh ham, cooked ham or even a ham steak. Enjoy!
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
- 1⁄2 cup dark rum
- 1⁄4 cup dark molasses
- 3 tablespoons spicy mustard
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Mix all ingredients (just prior to use) in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Stir constantly while heating.
- Reduce heat, stirring and allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Apply to ham while warm.
I tried this recipe with our baked Easter ham and it was delicious. Since we were visiting my in-laws and no rum was available, I substituted orange juice. Also, we had a large ham and I wanted extra sauce to serve with the ham, so I doubled the recipe. Lots of good compliments, and when I was asked how I made it, I told people that it was my Zaar "secret" recipe! Thanks, secret!
DH absolutely loved this glaze. The flavors are strong but not overpowering and it was perfect for the baked ham. I baked a small ham so we halved the recipe and there was plenty left over. It's a keeper!
This has truly a very nice sweet taste prior to putting it on the ham, thanks to the molasses syrup, brown sugar. I did not add the rum! Make sure you WASH or SCRUB the ham before you do anything under cold water, if not your ham will be very salty and ruin the glaze.This also has a very good color along with the taste! You can adjust the amount you use by changing the size of the ham. In my case, I made a small bone in ham, 3 1/3 pound portion. Just put in the weight of your ham and you will not have any waste of the glaze.That way you will not make way to much or too little.