Holiday Ham with Riesling and Mustard Glaze

A festive Ham worthy of its name because the ingredients and method of preparation make an exceptionally moist ham with a stand-out salty, sweet and rich glaze.
Prep Time : 20 minutes
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Cook Time : 2 hours
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Servings : 8

Holiday Ham with Riesling and Mustard Glaze

I like ham. I like the flavors that become embedded during the long, slow curing process, and I like the savory chew. Above these, I like the variety of choices available for leftovers. A roasted ham is like a blank canvas to an artist. It’s a place to draw on one’s skills and imagination to produce a sumptuous breakfast casserole, a crispy grilled ham and cheese sandwich, a soup of ham and beans, a salad of ground ham and boiled eggs on crackers or toast. The Buzz Savories 2023 recipe for Holiday Ham with a Riesling and Mustard Glaze is the ideal place to start for a splendid feast and all the meals that come after.

In this recipe, the ham roasts over simmering water so it is baked with steam, producing moist and super-tender slices. The glaze brushed on in the final 30 minutes of cooking complements the ham and raises the bar for flavor. Only six ingredients make up the glaze — Riesling wine, butter, shallots or green onions, thyme, Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard and Artisanal Honey. Riesling is a white wine with a sweet taste, and to be honest, any white that leans in that direction will work in this recipe. If wine is not among your choices, apple cider is also a fine substitute.

Holiday Ham

The glaze creates a complex flavor that lingers in the mouth, so you may wish to do as I do and serve the glaze in a bowl for those who want more of the smoky, sweet, salty, fruity flavor. As a meal that was put down months earlier during the previous harvest, ham is the perfect centerpiece for a spring celebration.

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Holiday Ham with Riesling and Mustard Glaze

A festive Ham worthy of its name because the ingredients and method of preparation make an exceptionally moist ham with a stand-out salty, sweet and rich glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, German/American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8

Equipment

  • roasting pan
  • rack - optional

What You'll Need:

  • 1 2# or up to 14# whole, cured smoked ham option - bone-in and also select a right-size ham that will serve the number of guests at the table. 4 people per pound of ham
  • 2 cups sweet Riesling wine or a semi sweet white wine of your choice or apple cider
  • 2 Tb. unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion only the whites
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme and 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ cup Buzz Savories Spicy Beer mustard
  • 1 Tb. Buzz Savories honey
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper and 1 pinch kosher salt

Roast the Ham

How To Prepare:

  • Heat oven to 300 Degrees. Place ham in a roasting pan in a rack. Remove the rind and score the fat crosswise without piercing the flesh of the ham.
  • Boil 7 cups of water with 1 cup wine in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Pour into bottom of roasting pan.
  • Bake ham, basting occasionally until an instant-read thermometer registers 110 Degrees F. Depending upon size of ham from 1 hour to 3 for a 14# ham.

Make the glaze

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan and cook the onions and thyme springs until onions are soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in remaining wine and bring to a simmer, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove thyme sprigs and transfer to a food processor. Add honey, salt and pepper and fresh thyme leaves and process until smooth.
  • Increase oven heat to 350 Degrees F when ham temp. registers 110 Degrees F. Remove ham from oven and using a pastry brush spread glaze mixture over the ham. Return to oven and bake ham until internal temperature registers 135 Degrees F, and it looks golden. If it browns too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
  • Transfer ham to a large platter and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

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