Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

Yield: Serves 4

A good glazed ham is next to godliness and this recipe is certainly no exception. Any leftovers are perfect for sandwiches the next day or diced up and adding to a simple breakfast hash.


1 1.5 kg locally raised ham, scored

1 onion, chopped or julienned

2 cups (480 mL) ham or chicken stock

1 cup (240 mL) maple syrup

¼ cup (60 mL) your favourite bourbon

2 Tbs butter

1 Tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard

¼ cup (60 mL) orange juice, and orange zest

1 Tsp (5 mL) bitters, flavour of your choice


  1. Place scored ham in a roasting pan with the  onion and stock.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small pot on the stove and simmer on low heat for 7 minutes. Brush or spoon a quarter of the glaze over the ham.
  4. Bake for approximately 2-2½ hours or to an internal temperature of 160º F, basting with remaining glaze every 20-30 minutes.
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes covered  before serving.

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