It was a cold wintery day. We were having company over for dinner, and it was a perfect day to cook a ham. It was a also a good time to make another video. This video is about making a Christmas ham with an apple-ginger cider glaze. If you do not have ginger cider, no worries. Apple juice or cider and apple sauce will work just fine. I served my ham with some twice baked potatoes, roasted vegetables and another salad with my spiced pecans, pomegranate seeds and lemon vinaigrette. Add a Little Lemon We had some smoked cheeses and crackers for appetizers and the leftover of my caramel apple cake for dessert. Caramel Apple Cake It was a simple meal, shared with our friends Julia and Bruce (yes our very own Julia). And for all, it was a good night.
Apple-Ginger Cider Glaze for Ham
1/2 cup apple butter or apple sauce
1/2 cup ginger cider, apple cider or apple juice
1/4-1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook over a medium flame until all the sugar dissolves and the sauce starts to thicken. When ready, either pour it over the ham or brush it over the ham, making sure to completely coat the ham with the sauce. Put the ham back in the oven to continue to cook for about an hour or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches about 160-165*F or about 90*C. Reserve some of the glaze to pour over the ham once it has been sliced and is ready to serve.
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Stay safe and stay well. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays. ‘Til next time.