Author: Brittany Little
The leaves have changed and fallen from the trees and it is fall once again. I love when fall comes around each year because it means family, football, warm sweaters, and cooler weather. If you are like me, you are getting ready for the holidays and as with any holiday celebration, you have to have good food! I love Petit Jean Peppered Ham for our holiday meal, but I have found a ginger ale glazed ham that will have guests going back for more. I normally don’t need a glaze on a ham, but this ginger ale glazed ham will make your whole house smell like sugar and spice.
GINGER ALE GLAZED HAM
Preheat the oven to 325° F.
Place cloves in the middle of the spiral ham cuts on the outside of the ham in any design you prefer. Place the ham on a large roasting pan with a rack, tent it with foil, and make it for an hour.
Heat the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, ginger ale in a small saucepan until bubbly. Cook until reduced and a bit thicker, about fifteen minutes.
After the hour of baking time, remove the foil and spoon half of the glaze on the ham. Cook for another fifteen minutes. Repeat process.
Remove from the oven and allow resting 15-20 minutes before slicing ham.
Another good tip when buying spices for the holidays is to check out your Hispanic section of the supermarket. I find the best cinnamon sticks and cloves that are perfect for the fall. Also make sure you package up any leftover ham to use in other recipes at Petit Jean Eats. I also make sure to freeze the ham bones to use in soups, which are a must for the season.