Peach, Honey, & White Wine Glazed Baked Ham
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Nothing makes an Easter table presentation like a beautiful and delicious ham. And while hams taste delicious on their own, a fruity frosting with cooking wine and spices can make it even better.
For a fun twist on the traditional pineapple ham combination, we thought the sweetness of the peaches would work wonderfully with the salty flavor of the ham. For this ham glaze recipe, we’ve combined Holland House Cooking White Wine, peach jam (preserves work too), honey, Dijon mustard, ground cloves and cinnamon. A little fresh or dry thyme will add a warm, grassy note to the frosting. With a lively aroma of white wine, a few splashes of Holland House White Cooking Wine helps balance the sweetness of peaches and honey while adding flavorful juices for sprinkling.
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Here are some ways to use Holland House White Cooking Wine in your kitchen this Easter season and spring:
- Add a touch to soups or to lighten cream sauces
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- Use to balance spicy recipes
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What type of ham and how much should you buy for this recipe?
This peach, honey and white wine ham glaze recipe works with almost any ham you decide to buy. Most of the hams you’ll come across in the grocery store are already fully cooked. Your job is just to heat it up slowly without drying it out. And a frosting not only adds flavor, but will also keep it very moist. If your ham came with icing, now is the time to go in the trash and throw it out. Making your own takes little effort.
Should you buy a ham with a bone or without a bone? This is the tricky question. While hams with the remaining bone can be very tasty, and leftovers can make great additions to soups and stews, boneless hams create the perfect slices for a nice presentation. Spiral Cut Hams are pre-cooked hams that have been sliced in a continuous spiral all around the bone and have consistently thin slices that you can easily remove to serve a breeze.
To determine how much ham to buy, go for 1/4 pound of boneless ham per person or 3/4 pound per person if your ham has a bone. Too much ham is never a problem as it makes great leftovers when making sandwiches or adding to soups, stews and more.
To make the icing put all the ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Before putting your ham in the oven, just lightly brush the icing on the surface of the ham. Brush every half hour, brushing with a little more frosting will continue to infuse it with flavors of peach, honey, white cooking wine and spices. Not only will it lock in moisture, but it will create a delicious exterior that’s hard to resist.
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Glazed ham with peaches, honey and wine
This fruity ham glaze easier than ever with a touch of white cooking wine, will give your ham a special touch to amaze your guests. This frosting will work for any style ham.
- 1 8-10 pounds well cooked whole ham
- 1/2 Cup jams or peach jams
- 3/4 Cup Holland House White Cooking Wine, Divided
- 1/4 Cup Darling
- 1/4 Cup Dijon’s mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 3-4 strands fresh thyme (optional)
- Remove the ham from the refrigerator, place it on a wire rack in a roasting pan and let stand until cooled to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
In a small saucepan, whisk together the peach jam or preserves, 1/4 cup white cooking wine, Dijon mustard, ground cloves and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Add the fresh thyme and bring to a boil and over medium-high heat. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 3 to for minutes or until the frosting has thickened slightly. Remove from fire.Brush the icing on the outside of the ham. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of wine to the bottom of the pot and place in the oven to cook. Cover with foil and brush about every 30 minutes, adding more frosting if necessary until ham is finished cooking. You can also add more cooking wine to the bottom of the pot if you need more juice to baste. Ham is cooked when it reaches 140 ° F (60 ° C) when tested with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat. About 1h30 to 2 hours.To serve, stir the ham juice into all the remaining frosting, removing any visible fat, and serve at the table with the sliced ham.
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