Whitesburg KY

Ham glaze uses root beer

It’s so fun to crack open a can of root beer and add it to the glaze. It provides liquid, sweetness and flavor. You also can use cola or even Dr Pepper!

Root Beer-Glazed Ham
1/2 fully cooked bone-in
40 whole cloves
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar 3/4 cup firmly packed
brown sugar
Kosher salt

1 can root beer

1. Heat oven to 350 F.
Place the ham cut-side
down on a rack set in a
roasting pan; add 1/3 cup
water to the pan.
2. Score the ham on all
sides in a diamond pattern,
cutting only 1/4 to 1/2 inches deep. Press 1 clove in the
middle of each diamond.
Cover the ham with foil and
bake for 2 hours.
3. Meanwhile, make the
glaze: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the
mustard, vinegar, sugar and

1/4 teaspoon each salt and
pepper. Gradually add the
root beer. Simmer, stirring
occasionally, until slightly
thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from heat.
4. Brush a third of the
glaze (about 1/3 cup) over
the ham and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes; repeat.
Brush the remaining glaze
over the ham and bake until
the ham is heated through
and the internal temperature registers 140 degrees
F, 15 to 20 minutes more.
Serves 16.

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