Maple Glazed Ham With Raisin Sauce

Maple Glazed Ham With Raisin Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked ham, shank portion (4 to 41⁄2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
Maple Glaze
  • 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Dash ground cloves

Raisin Sauce

  • 1⁄4 cup maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 11⁄2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Score the top of the ham into diamonds, then stud the ham with whole cloves (tip, right). Place the ham on a rack in a large shallow baking pan. Insert a roasting thermometer in the center of the thickest portion without touching bone. Bake for 11⁄4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, to prepare the maple glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, butter, corn syrup, the 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice, and ground cloves. Bring to a boil; remove the pan from heat.
  3. Brush the ham with some of the maple glaze. Bake for 15 minutes more or until thermometer registers 135°F., brushing once or twice with the remaining glaze. Cover ham with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
  4. Meanwhile, to prepare the raisin sauce, in a medium-size saucepan, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the apple juice, raisins, the 3 tablespoons orange juice, vinegar, orange rind, and 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice.
  5. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to thicken. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until thickened. Serve the ham with the raisin sauce.
Source:Recipe from Cookbook Like Grandma Used to Make

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