Citrus Honey Glaze for Ham (GAPS)

Now that you have learned how to cure your own fresh ham, it’s time to bake it with a delicious, good-for-you glaze.  For this recipe, I’m going to go out on a limb and do something entirely new on my blog.

What am I doing?  I’m just going to post the recipe!  Normally, I do more of how tutorial-style sharing of what I am making.  But this is so easy, it’s just not necessary.  You just have to follow the directions below and you’ll have a delicious ham, just in time for Easter.

I took this recipe from AllRecipes.com and modified it to be suitable for a real food diet.  And even better, it’s completely fine for GAPS.  I am sad to say, though, that it’s not for those on intro.  I may have cheated just a little on my intro journey in order to get this recipe up in time for Easter.  It’s all for a good cause, though, right??

Okay, I said this was just a recipe and here I am rambling away.  Let’s get to it already!  Here’s the recipe:

Citrus Honey Glazed Ham

  • 1 (5-7 lb) bone-in ham, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup date sugar (or other unrefined sugar, such as Rapadura)
  • 1 pineapple, (1/3 cup of juice, the rest cubed)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Place ham in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine date sugar, pineapple juice, honey, orange juice, orange zest, Dijon mustard, and ground cloves.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Set aside.
  3. Cover ham loosely with foil.  Bake ham in preheated oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  4. During the last 30-45 minutes (around 110-120 degrees), uncover ham, brush with glaze, and add chopped pineapple.  Keep brushing with glaze every 10 minutes until it reaches 160 degrees F.

So there you go.  That’s all there is to it!  Hope you enjoy this recipe and have a wonderful Easter celebration with your loved ones.

This post is part of Fat Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Freak Friday, Sunday SchoolMonday Mania.

Comments

  1. Margaret says:

    Huh. Sounds good! I’ll have to figure out a sub for pineapple – the bf’s allergic.

  2. stephanie says:

    Looks yummm! And I love pineapple. I’m not sure if we are doing ham but this looks like a keeper. Thanks!

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