Looking to receive some WOWs at your upcoming holiday party? Glaze your prized ham with this boozy maple glaze and receive rave reviews from your guests.

Makes enough glaze for 1 ham


  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (no substitutions)
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup bourbon + 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan EXCEPT 2 tablespoons bourbon. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick, syrupy, and reduced to one cup.  Should take about 5-10 minutes. Set aside. 

When ham has about 10 minutes of cooking time remaining, add final 2 tablespoons of bourbon.  Brush ham with 1/3rd of glaze.  Return to over for final 10 minutes. Remove ham from oven, brush entire ham with another 1/3rd of glaze. Cover ham loosely with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Warm remaining glaze with 1/3rd cup of ham juices. Carve and serve ham, passing the sauce/glaze around the table. Enjoy!

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