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Bourbon and Mustard Glazed Country Ham


By Chef Pamela Morgan


  • 1 good quality smoked and cured ham, about 15 pounds
  • ½ cup whole-grain mustard
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 ½ cups bourbon


  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
  2. If the ham has a rind, pull it off with your fingers. With a thin, sharp knife, slice away all but ¼ inch of any fat on the upper surface. Score a diamond pattern about 1/8 inch deep into the upper surface of the ham. Set the ham, scored side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan just large enough to hold it. Add three cups water to the pan. Set the pan in the oven and bake for about 1½ hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the mustard, brown sugar, honey, and Tabasco.
  4. Pour off the water from the pan. Spread the mustard mixture evenly over the upper surface of the ham, using it all. Add the bourbon to the bottom of the pan. Bake, basting every 10 minutes with the bourbon and pan juices, until the ham is richly browned, 30-40 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
  5. Le the ham rest for at least 15 minutes before carving. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
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