Maple Syrup Glazed Ham - Jambon Glacé a L ' Érable

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READY IN: 6hrs
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (9 lb) ham (4 kg)
  • maple syrup water
  • 2
    cups maple syrup, combined with
  • 10
    cups water
  • additional ingredients
  • 2
    cups dried raisins
  • 2
    cups maple sugar, crumbled
  • 1
    teaspoon dried mustard (Keen's Dried Mustard)
  • 2
    teaspoons whole cloves (optional)
  • 4
    teaspoons apple juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot bring the ham to a boil in the maple syrup water.
  • Reduce the heat and let simmer on low heat for 3 to 4 hours, or until the ham is tender.
  • Remove the ham from the water and let sit for 15 minutes or until cooled.
  • Reserve a few cups of this water for later use.
  • Once ham is cooled remove the rind and place aside for now.
  • In a bowl crush the maple sugar and mix with the mustard and apple juice, stir well till blended.
  • Add the cloves to the maple sugar and juice mixture and let sit for 15 minutes until the flavors blend together.
  • Place your ham in a roasting pan and baste your ham with the maple sugar juice mixture, making sure to heavily coat the whole ham.
  • Add a cup or more of the ham water into your roasting pan and add the ham rind.
  • Add the raisins, placing some raisins over the the top of ham.
  • Bake ham for 40 to 50 minutes in a 300°F oven. Baste your ham often adding more ham water if needed, the more the tastier it will be.
  • Remove from oven and place on serving platter, pour the raisins and maple syrup drippings over the ham.
  • Note: I use quebec smoked ham. My mother makes this ham with bacon strips over top of ham held on with toothpicks. Like I said the more flavors the tastier it will be. We make this ham for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Serve with mashed potatoes, carrots and turnips all whipped together.
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