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Who doesn't love a good honey-glazed ham? The sweet, sticky glaze perfectly complements the juicy, salty meat. And when you add a little bourbon to the mix, things get better.
This recipe for Honey-Bourbon-Glazed Ham is the perfect way to show your dad how much you care this Father's Day. The fennel, coriander, and star anise give the glaze a subtle spiciness, while the bourbon adds a deep, rich flavor. Bon appetit!
1 18-pound bone-in whole or spiral-cut smoked ham
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of fennel seeds
1 tbsp. coriander seeds
4 stars anise pods
1-inch of finely sliced fresh ginger
1 tsp orange zest, finely grated
2 cups bourbon
2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Place the ham in a large roasting pan with 1 cup of water. Cover the pan with foil and bake the ham for about 2 hours and 45 minutes, occasionally basting with any accumulated juices, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 120 °F.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the sugar with 2 tablespoons of water and simmer over moderately high heat for 8 to 10 minutes., turning the pan occasionally until golden caramel forms.
Remove from the heat and quickly add the fennel seeds, coriander seeds, star anise, bay leaves, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, chile, and orange zest; let settle for about 20 seconds, until fragrant.
Add the bourbon, soy sauce, and honey slowly. Return the glaze to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring, until slightly thickened.
Remove the foil and brush the ham with the glaze. Roast for 30 minutes more, glazing every 10 minutes until lightly caramelizes the top.
Transfer the ham to a plate and set aside for 15 minutes. Transfer the fat-free pan juices to a bowl. Serve the ham with the pan juices.