Don’t you love it when you stumble onto a recipe that’s so delicious that you want to spread the word and share it with everyone? Well, there’s a good chance you will if you make this rum glazed ham recipe. I mean, how can you not love this recipe? It’s one of my personal faves. Here’s why I love this recipe: it’s easy to make. It’s delicious. It’s a crowd pleaser. It’s a great way to use up leftover ham. It’s versatile and can be made into so many different kinds of recipes.
Some of life’s greatest pleasures are simple, and the best part is they’re all delicious! So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret about my simple pleasures: when I was younger, I used to eat a lot of ham. To my parents’ dismay, I think, as it was one of the few things in the world I loved more than I hated.
With a crispy, caramelized glaze on the outside and plenty of juicy, tender meat, the rum ham is an amazing and tasty lunch, perfect for holiday dinners like Christmas or Thanksgiving. This is a complex but surprisingly simple recipe that is equally delicious as a main course or as a leftover for the next day. The preparation of the ham glazed with rum is simple: Slice the ham, pat it with the glaze and bake it. This is a classic dinner that is sure to please.
What is a rum ham?
Rum ham is a baked ham generously smeared with a homemade rum and brown sugar glaze. This is an incredibly tasty dish that is often served at parties or large group gatherings. Ham and rum is a simple dinner, easy to prepare and ideal for leftovers. Leftover rum ham can be used on sandwiches, served with eggs at breakfast, or sliced and added to pasta dishes.
Preparation of rum ham
While you may think that ham and rum is a complicated dish, it is actually very easy to prepare and cook this amazing dish. Slice the ham crosswise, then wrap in aluminum foil and bake for about 2 hours. Just before the 2 hours are up, stir in the brown sugar, rum and mustard. Then it was time to grab a pastry brush. Brush the ham generously with the rum glaze and bake in the oven for a few more minutes. This allows the sugar in the glaze to caramelize, which gives the ham a nice color and enhances its flavor.
Tips for cooking rum glazed ham
– For the best rum-glazed ham in the world, choose a fully cooked ham with bone. Choose wet, dry hams – this will prevent them from drying out during cooking. – Remember to wrap the ham in aluminum foil before cooking. This keeps it juicy and tender. – Although this recipe is for a rum and brown sugar frosting, there are many delicious variations you can try. Add orange or lemon zest, add spices (cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are great options), use brandy instead of rum.
You can also add a little maple syrup or honey, as in these recipes for honey glaze or baked ham. – It is not necessary to cook the glazed ham in the oven. This recipe is just as delicious when cooked in a slow cooker. Prepare the glaze and pour it over the ham. Put it in a slow cooker and cook for 2-3 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low. Take out the ham, grease it and bake it for about 5 minutes so that the glaze caramelizes.
How to store rum glazed ham
Leftover ham glazed with rum can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the ham diagonally with a sharp knife so that the cuts are about 1 cm deep. Turn the ham over and guide it diagonally again, so that it forms a cross. Place the ham on the baking sheet. Pour 1 cup of water into a saucepan. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 2 to 2 ½ hours.
Whisk together the sugar, rum and mustard. Remove the foil from the ham and brush with the rum mixture. Let the ham cook without cover for another 15 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and brush it with the rum mixture. Bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Use a meat thermometer to determine when the ham is done. The reading should be 140°F.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Rum Ham a real thing?
Rum ham is a controversial dish which involves dining on a slice of real ham with rum glaze. The dish, purportedly, originated in the United States in the 1960s. It is made by coupling a slice of ham with a rum-based glaze. These glazes are often thought to be made of rum and brown sugar, but the trend has accelerated in recent years with many recipes using a recipe for “spicy ham” mixed with honey, brown sugar, and either ginger or ground cloves.
One of those holiday traditions that is so beloved, but so often misunderstood. Sure, you can stock up on ham at the grocery store, but the taste is not as good as a cured ham. If you want something other than a ham that taste like ham, then you’re looking for rum ham.
How long does it take to glaze a ham?
One of the most popular ways to eat ham is to glaze it. With this recipe, you can easily make a tasty glaze for ham. This recipe is really easy to make and the results taste delicious. In case you don’t know, Rum Ham is a ham that is glazed with rum and served with apple slices and vanilla ice cream. It is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900’s, and is still enjoyed by many today.
How do you add flavor to a precooked ham?
No matter which type of glaze you choose, you can add this to your favorite dishes. If you have ever wondered how to add flavor to precooked ham, here is a simple tip: place the ham in the oven (preheated to 200 degrees F) for at least thirty minutes to allow for the flavors to penetrate and the meat to absorb the ingredients.