Easter Sunday is coming this weekend and the tasty treats that will fill the table are what spring tastes are made for. As part of our family tradition, ham will be part of the festivity.
A new tradition will be The Pioneer Woman recipe for what looks like the tastiest ham of the season.
Ree Drummond shared ham recipe in a recent post on The Pioneer Woman website, calling it, “The gorgeous glazed ham of your dreams.”
So, let’s get behind it.
“Here’s the recipe for my yummy sweet-glazed ham — the same ham recipe I’ll be making for Easter brunch,” she wrote. “It’s totally easy, exceedingly delicious, and results in a purty and glossy Easter ham that’ll make your guests say “Oooooooh!” with wide, expectant eyes and, hopefully, hearty appetites because this ham could feed an army (and might result in leftover ham).”
Drummond showed viewers how to make the delicious ham during a recent episode of The Pioneer Woman, saying, “It’s a casual get-together but the food’s big in scale so the centerpiece is a glorious glazed, baked ham with a fabulous flavorful glaze,” she said.
In the pre-recorded segment, she said that the day was planned.
“I’m having the whole Drummond crew over for Sunday brunch today,” Drummond added. “We’re all gonna go to church and then head up here afterward.”
Now, onto the cook: she started by scoring a diamond pattern into the top of a fully cooked bone-in ham.
“It gives it a really nice appearance,” Drummond said. “I’m not cutting too deep. And after this bakes for a bit, I’m going to pour a really yummy glaze over the top and it’ll settle into the cracks.”
The glaze was made by combining brown sugar, spicy brown mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a can of Dr. Pepper in a saucepan. The chef then brought the mixture to a boil, reduced the heat, and simmered it for 15 to 20 minutes, before removing from the heat.
The recipe calls for the ham to cook in a 325 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2 to 2 ½ hours. After an hour and a half, the ham is pulled from the oven and the glaze brushed over it.
The Pioneer Woman then returned the ham to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes after glazing it, then pulled it to rest before slicing it.
She also explained that repeated pulling the ham from the oven and brushing more glaze on it will add to the overall flavor of the cook.
“Note: On my Food Network episode last weekend, I only glazed it once because I had been at church and didn’t want to add too much more time before we ate,” she wrote. “It was still totally delicious, but glazing the ham 2 or 3 (or 4) times really results in more of a masterpiece in terms of gorgeous surface.”
See you at supper.