Friday, November 23, 2007

Our "Honeybaked" Ham

I've never made a ham before, honestly I don't even eat ham that much except for a Honeybaked ham every once in a while, like Easter. We're going to my mom's for turkey on Saturday so we didn't want to double down on the turkey-tip and decided to make a ham instead. I love Honeybake'd hams so looked around for a recipe for something like that....I found THIS RECIPE on Recipe Zaar. We could not resist using the blowtorch as the people at Honeybaked do, so off to Home Depot we went!! $12 later we were ready to caramelize a ham.

Honey-bakin Blow-torch Ham

1 cup orange juice
1 cup pear juice (I bought 3 cans of pears in their own juice)
combine juices and refrigerate 1 hour to overnight

1 7.5 lb Spiral cut fully cooked ham

1/2 C. Honey
1/2 C. Brown Sugar

a few Tbsp of the honey-spice seasoning packet that came with the ham.

Preheat oven to 350. Place ham in a foil lined roasting pan and (using a baster) cover the ham with the juices (I didn't quite use all the juice). Bake ham for 15 minutes basting very frequently. Mix honey and brown sugar in a small bowl. I used a fork to drizzle the honey & brown sugar all over the ham (around the top and let it spread down. Cook about 1 hour or until internal temperature is 140. I used the baster to remove most of the juice before the caramelizing process. With a spoon sprinkle the honey spice mix over the whole ham & lightly torch to caramelize.

This came out absolutely fabulous and I know it will be even better someday when I have a "real" oven that functions normally :O)


Courtney said...

looks wonderful, i love ham. will have to make this one day. love the torch

MrsPresley said...

this looks awesome! who doesn't love to play with fire? ;)

Megan said...

Your ham and sweet potatos look devine! I asked for a blow torch for Christmas. Maybe I should have a ham on hand.