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Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Ham

Ingredients 

1 - bone-in skinless smoked ham, shank or butt end portion, 6-8 lbs.

1/2 cup Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon or grainy mustard

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325.  

Line a large roasting pan with foil.  With a sharp knife, score the fat all over the ham in a diamond pattern.

Place the ham, cut side down, in the roasting pan and cover tightly with foil.

Bake  for 1 hour. Meanwhile, mix the Maple Balsamic Vinegar and Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Vinegar together and reduce the balsamic mixture to 1/2 cup, by gently simmering it in a medium sauce pan set over low heat.

This process should be done slowly, taking approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.

When the balsamic condimento has become thick and syrupy and is reduced by half, remove from heat and whisk in the Dijon.

After baking for an hour, remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 350.  

Using a pastry brush, liberally apply the balsamic glaze all over the ham, paying special attention to working it in to the scored portions.  

Cover just the shank end with a small piece of foil to prevent it from burning.  

Return the uncovered ham to the oven and roast for approximately 35 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and the ham is golden brown.  

 




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