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I was going through the "recipe reviews" the other day, when this caught my eye.....& I'm sure glad it did!!! I was roasting smoked duck on the grill & I thought this would be a perfect base for a glaze. I mixed the molasses with 2 T. brown sugar & 2 T. lemon juice....PERFECT!!! Can't wait to use this entire glaze idea on a ham. Normally, I use a ginger ale & brown sugar glaze along with the the pineapple & cherries. THANKS for sharing!!!

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Ackman February 14, 2011

Yum! Was looking for an easy recipe for a Sunday ham and this was both easy and delicious. Omitted the pineapple and cherries because I was being lazy, but the molasses gave the ham a beautiful color and presentation was still very nice. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama February 12, 2011

Wonderful, had lost my Mother's Hoosier recipe, but this is it. Thank you Buckeye!

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chasshumway December 25, 2007

I have always loved molasses and found I found this recipe when I was in a mad rush to dress my holiday ham (which was a Smithfield ham with the bone in - not spiral cut) with a glaze, I was curious. What a gem! Even if you don't like molasses, this recipe is still worth trying because the taste of molasses is extremely mild (I used blackstrap molasses, BTW) but it lends such a wonderful sweetness to the ham. It gave the ham a lovely colour and gloss, and although it doesn't penetrate through the scored fat, it did on the inside of the leg. Next time I'll trim down the fat layer a little bit to give the glaze a chance to seep through. It was nothing short of fantastic!

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Roo in the Kitchen January 02, 2007
Molasses Glaze for Holiday Ham