Blood Orange and Bourbon Glazed Ham

Recipe by Chef Bruce Kalman

Number of servings

ingredients

  • 1 cup Sunkist® blood orange juice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1 Sunkist® lemon, juice and zest
  • .25 cup honey
  • .25 cup whole-grain mustard
  • .25 cup bourbon
  • .5 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bone-in half ham (about 6-10 lbs)

PREP TIME

Preparation: 1/2 hour

Cook: 3.5 hours

Directions
  1. Preheat to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a sauce pot, combine all ingredients, except for the ham, and whisk together. Turn the heat to medium high and cook until it has a glaze consistency, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Pat the ham dry if too wet. Gently score the ham in a criss-cross pattern, and brush 1/2 cup of the prepared glaze all over.
  4. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil to prevent drying out or burning.
  5. Bake for 2 - 2 1/2 hours to an internal temperature of 125-130 degrees F.
  6. Remove roasting pan from the oven and remove foil. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  7. Brush 6 tablespoons of glaze over the ham and bake for 20 minutes, brushing ham with additional 6 tablespoons of glaze every 6-7 minutes. Repeat 3 more times. Glaze should turn into a rich, deep golden color.
  8. Remove roasting pan from oven and place ham on a large cutting board. Cover loosely with foil and let ham rest for 20 minutes before slicing.