Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pecan Glazed Ham

One of the best things about Easter is the main star of the dinner, ham. Easter Ham is beautiful and easy to cook. Even the most novice cooks can whip up a beautiful ham.

This ham glaze is one of my favorites. With pecans, the ham takes on a sweet taste and it looks magnificent.

Place ham, fat side down, in a 300 degree oven for approximately ten minutes per pound, or about 2 ½ hours. I like to wrap the ham in a foil lined baking dish.

Baste with warmed apple cider every thirty minutes, approximately two cups of apple cider.

Meanwhile, combine 1 c. light brown sugar, 1 T. Dijon mustard and 1 ½ cups of finely chopped pecans.

Forty minutes before the ham is finished, pat the pecan sugar mixture all over the ham. Return to the oven, turn the oven up to 325 degrees and bake until done.

The ham is beautiful and delicious. I saved the reserved juices for the ham but you could also make a gravy out of the delicious reserve.


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