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.
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  3. In a separate bowl mix together the egg yolks until smooth.
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  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.
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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.