Maple-rye glazed ham



5 min


10 to 20 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes, Roasting Time: 120 minutes


  • 4 kg bone-in or 2.5 kg boneless smoked cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup rye whiskey
  • 1/2 cup beef broth , or bouillon
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 325F (160C). If ham has rind, slice off and discard. Trim covering fat to 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) thickness. Then, using a very sharp knife, score fat in a diamond pattern.
  • Place ham in a shallow roasting pan just big enough to hold it. Roast in centre of preheated 325F (160C) oven, uncovered, allowing 18 to 20 minutes per pound (500 g) for a bone-in ham or 15 minutes per pound (500 g) for a boneless ham. For example, an 8-pound (4-kg) bone-in ham needs about 2-1/2 hours or a 5-pound (2.5-kg) boneless ham needs about 1-1/4 hours to warm.
  • Meanwhile, stir maple syrup with rye. About 45 minutes before ham is finished roasting, generously brush with maple mixture. To form a rich glaze, continue brushing with mixture every 15 minutes. Save any remaining glaze. Remove ham to a heated platter.
  • Skim off any fat from pan juices and discard. Add broth, Dijon and any remaining glaze. Stir pan bottom vigorously to scrape up all browned bits. Pour sauce into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then reduce heat to medium and boil gently, uncovered and stirring often, until slightly reduced, from 5 to 10 more minutes. Pour over sliced ham. Meat will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for a week or more. Ham is wonderful served with scalloped potatoes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 195,
  • Protein
  • 27.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g,
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1496 mg.

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