How to Make a Ham Roast

How to Make a Ham Roast

Ham is a delicious and classic dish that is enjoyed around the holidays. It is also a great choice for a weeknight meal. The trick to making a good ham roast is to follow a few simple steps and use the right ingredients.

First, you’ll want to choose a bone-in or semi-boneless ham to keep the meat moist and flavorful. You can find this type of ham at your grocery store or butcher.

Then, preheat the oven and prepare your ham by scoring it into a diamond pattern in the fat and skin using a sharp knife, ensuring you don’t cut through the meat. This will allow the ham to soak up the delicious glaze that’s poured over it before baking.

Next, add a layer of brown sugar to the top of the ham and then press cloves into the ham at 1- to 2-inch intervals, making sure to not break through the surface of the ham. This will give your ham an extra layer of sweet, spicy flavor.

Finally, pour enough water into your pan to come up to about 1 inch on the sides of the ham and cover tightly with foil. You want the water to bathe the ham so that it doesn’t dry out or overcook during the roasting process.

Once the ham has roasted, remove it from the pan and brush the outside of it with your favorite ham glaze. You can use a store-bought glazed ham for this, but you can also make your own by mixing together a few different ingredients.

If you’re looking for a unique twist, try our recipe for a Pineapple-Apricot Glaze. It’s easy to make and a tasty treat!

Another option for a ham glaze is to use mustard powder. It gives the glaze a little kick that you won’t get from adding plain honey or cinnamon.

You can also add juices like pineapple or orange to your ham glaze. These add a touch of freshness to your ham and also help to cook the fat in it so that it doesn’t turn into a sticky mess.

For a more simple ham glaze, you can simply mix together some freshly squeezed juices and some maple syrup or honey. This will help to caramelize the ham and give it a slightly tangy sweetness.

One final option is to sprinkle the ham with your favorite spice mix. This could include ground cinnamon, ground cloves or even ginger.

Then, if you have any leftover juices from the roasting process, you can pour them over the ham before serving it for a more flavorful and festive finish!

To serve the ham, slice it across the grain and place it on a platter. This will make it easier for everyone to enjoy!

For a truly impressive presentation, you can even bake the ham in a bun. This will add a wonderful, crispy, and slightly charred look to the surface of the ham.

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