Bitter Socialite: Whiskey and Brown Sugar Ham

Bitter Socialite: Whiskey and Brown Sugar Ham

Ingredients:

12–14 pound spiral-cut ham

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup honey

1 cup whiskey

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Place ham on a large roasting pan, fat side up. Cover with foil and cook ham for 12–14 minutes per pound. 3–3 1/2 hours should be sufficient to reach an internal temperature of 140–145 degrees.

In a medium saucepan, combine remaining ingredients over medium-high heat. Bring to a roiling boil and boil for 2–4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

During the ham’s final 20 minutes of baking, remove foil and spoon 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture over the ham. Return to oven. At the 10 minute mark, spoon the remaining brown sugar mixture over the ham. Continue cooking for the final 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with foil. Allow the ham to rest 10–12 minutes before serving.)

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