24 Mar Fox 8 Recipe Box: Honey & Plum Glazed Ham
Originally Broadcasted on March 2016 – Copyright Fox 8 Cleveland, a Tribune Broadcasting Company
BAINBRIDGE, Ohio – Kimberly McCune Gibson is the daughter of a Geauga County beekeeper and she loves using honey in her Hungry Bee Catering recipes. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel learned how honey and plums work perfectly together to create a delicious glaze for ham.
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Honey & Plum Glazed Ham
Served with honey roasted plums
Kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut in chunks
2 plums, quartered
¾ cup plum “juice’ puree
2 cups packed brown sugar
¾ cup Raw, Local Honey
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
For Ham: Put the ham in a large roasting pan, fat-side up. Using a sharp knife, score the ham with cuts across the skin, about 2-inches apart and 1/2-inch deep. Cut diagonally down the slashes to form a diamond pattern; season the meat generously with salt and pepper.
Chop thyme and put it in a bowl; mix with the oil to make a paste. Rub the thyme-oil all over the ham. Bake the ham for 2 hours.
For Glaze: Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chunks of butter, plums, plum juice, brown sugar, honey, water, and spices. Slowly cook the liquid down to a syrupy glaze; this should take about 30 to 40 minutes.
After Ham is removed from oven, pour the plum glaze over it with the pieces of fruit.
Scatter thyme sprigs on top and stick the ham back in the oven and continue to cook for 1 1/2 hours, basting with the juices every 30 minutes.
Set the ham on a cutting board to rest before carving.