A Great Easter Dinner
I have posted how to make Double Smoked Ham previously. The method of making one and a video are on that post so I won’t go into a lot of details here. Here is the link to that post: Double Smoked Ham. However, for Easter Dinner I tried a different glaze, Orange Ham Glaze.
I used this glaze on my Double Smoked Ham but it would work on any method you use in cooking your ham.
While the ham cooked, I made the glaze. The recipe is below.
I brushed the glaze on for the last hour of cooking and then put the ham under foil to rest for 10 minutes.
To carve a ham butt or shank portion, cut along the bone to get a chunk and then carve the chunk.
We served the ham with green salad, Scalloped Potatoes, Copper Penny Carrots, and a nice rose wine. Of course you need an Easter Dessert. My friend brought a nice layer cake and I made Grand Marnier Custard Pie.
This was an incredible Easter Dinner and the glaze made a great addition. There are the traditional glaze ingredients but the orange juice and zest adds a nice flavour note. This will be a go to glaze for the future.
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) brown sugar
- 75 ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup
- 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) dry mustard
- 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
- 1/2 ml (1/8 teaspoon) ground cloves
- 1/2 ml (1/8 teaspoon) ground nutmeg
- The zest and juice of one large orange
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat until boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Brush on ham for last hour of cooking