Cider Baked Holiday Ham Recipe

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Cider Baked Holiday Ham Recipe

If you’re looking to take your Holiday ham to the next level give this Cider Baked Holiday Ham Recipe a try; its moist and delicious.

There are very few recipes I have prepared using oven bags so I decided to give this one a try. The oven bag holds the moisture in, and the apple cider added to the roasting bag gives the ham a good flavor. Usually I will use pineapple slices to cover the outside of the ham but because this recipe calls for a brown sugar glaze I decided to leave them off. However I think the pineapple still would have paired with the other ingredients very well.

It does take some time to put this Cider Baked Holiday Ham Recipe together, so look the recipe over good, and allow enough time in your Holiday schedule to put it all together. Enjoy

Cider Baked Holiday Ham Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 large oven bad
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3¼ quarts apple cider
  • 8 cups ice cubes
  • 1 bone in half ham (7 – 10 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan mix together 4 cups apple cider, cloves, and cinnamon, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Pour the mixture into a container large enough to hold the ham. Add 4 more cups of apple cider, and then the ice, stirring occasionally until ice is melted. Remove any skin from the ham and trim the fat down to about a 1/ 4 inch. Score the ham down about a 1/ 2 inch in a diamond pattern 1 – 2 inches apart. Place the ham in the cider mixture; ham should be mostly covered, add some cold water if needed. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. marinating ham
  3. minutes before you plan on roasting the ham remove the ham from the marinade and discard mixture. Place the ham in the oven bag along with 1 cup of apple cider, seal the bag, and cut several small slits on top for venting. Place the bag in a roasting pan and let rest for 90 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Preheat oven to 300F with oven rack set at the lowest position. Roast the ham for 1 1/ 2 to 2 hours to an internal temperature of 100F.
  5. ham in roasting bag
  6. While the ham is cooking in a medium size sauce pan mix together the mustard and 4 cups of cider. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the cider is reduced to about 1/ 3 cup. Set aside (Mixture should by syrupy – this will take about an hour). In a medium size bowl mix together the brown sugar and pepper, and set aside.
  7. cider reduction
  8. Remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 400F. Let the ham rest for 5 minutes; roll the bag back to uncover the ham and using a pastry brush, brush the apple cider syrup mixture over the ham. Using your hands pack the brown sugar mixture around the exterior of the ham. Return the ham uncovered into the oven and bake until brown sugar is dark and caramelized. (15 – 20 minutes)
  9. brushing ham
  10. Remove the ham to a serving platter and let rest lightly covered with aluminum foil for about 15 minutes.
  11. brown sugar glazed ham

Adapted from Cooks Country Magazine

Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe

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Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe

With the holiday season coming up I always look forward  to the great sweet treats that follow along with it. One of my favorites is this Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe. This recipe is a non alcoholic version, but you can change that real fast if you wish to do so. Just add one teaspoon of Dark Rum per adult serving.

This Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe is a very simple recipe; it has very little prep time, but does have to sit quite awhile before serving. The good part is you can make this up ahead of time because it will keep up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

In my younger years we used to make this recipe without paying a lot of attention to the temperature.  I think it is a good idea to pay attention to this step, being sure the temp does reach 175F., which will kill any bacteria in the eggs.

If you’re looking for a Holiday Treat, give this Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe a try-and enjoy.

Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Holiday
Serves: 7 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar (or artificial sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg until well blended.
  2. egg-nog-dry-mix-picture
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the egg yolks until smooth.
  4. egg-nog-eggs-mix-picture
  5. Add the egg yolks to the sugar mixture and mix thoroughly; add the milk stirring constantly.
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  7. Using a medium size saucepan and candy thermometer on low heat, stirring constantly, heat the eggnog until temperature reaches 175F. Remove from the heat and stir in the 2 cups of half and half, and vanilla.
  8. finished-eggnog

 

 

Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe

Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe

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Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe

 

When the Holidays roam around it always occurs to me I don’t have a ham recipe on my cooking blog so I decided to get this done so at least when Thanksgiving and Christmas get here I will have a Ham Recipe on my site. When I saw this Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe I wasn’t sure how the orange flavoring would go with the ham. I have had orange chicken and it was very good so I thought I would give this Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe a try. It was very good, and the family loved it. I didn’t slice or score the ham; I just went with the brushing instructions and the amount of glaze that was absorbed into the meat was perfect. The next Holiday season give this Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe a try. It’s a simple recipe; you and your guests will love it.

 

Ham glaze ham and pineapple slices brushing ham glazed ham

 

Orange Honey Glazed Ham Recipe
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham
  • 1¼ cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 (can pineapple slices)
  • ⅓ cup pineapple juice (from can of pineapple slices)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ large orange (juiced and zested)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place ham in a roasting pan.
  2. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries with tooth picks around the ham.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Bake ham in preheated oven uncovered for 2 hours. Remove ham from oven, and brush with glaze. Bake for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, brushing ham with glaze every 10 minutes.