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Ill be HAM for Christmas

A delightful pork dish recipe that became a normal Christmas staple.

Ill be HAM for Christmas

Noche Buena, a Spanish word referring to Christmas eve, celebrated on the 24th day of December started out with roasted pig or lechon, instead of ham. And with the influence of the Spaniards who had conquered different parts of the world, a delightful pork dish became a normal Christmas staple. Today, this custom has evolved into the sweet Yule ham!

And the best part is that it’s so easy to make honey glazed Christmas ham!

Follow this recipe below which is good for 15 servings with nutritional value at 521 calories.

5 lb. ready-to-eat ham
• ¼ cup whole cloves
• ¼ cup dark corn syrup
• 2 cups of honey
• 2/3 cup of butter

Preheat oven to 325 degress F (165 degrees C)
• Score the ham and stud it with whole cloves and then places it in the center of a foil lined pan.
• Combine the corn syrup, butter and honey well, and then heat it in the top half of your double broiler or oven. The glaze should be ready in several minutes. Keep it warm as you prepare to glaze the ham.
• Brush the glaze over your ham, coating it evenly.
• Bake for approximately 1 and a half hours, basting the ham every 15 minutes with the honey glaze.
• During the last 10 minutes of baking, return the cup of glaze inside the broiler to caramelize it.
• Remove from oven and serve.

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