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Thyme Honey Glazed Ham

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original from Epicurious

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 4½ lb boneless fully cooked ham, at room temperature 1 hour prior to baking
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Score fat on top of the ham in a crosshatch pattern.
  • Put ham on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Cover ham with parchment paper, then cover roasting pan with foil tightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes per pound, or per your ham's instructions.
  • Melt the butter with fresh thyme then set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Meanwhile, boil the cider vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 1 tablespoon.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in honey, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme butter.
  • Let honey glaze stand until ham has baked.
  • Discard foil and parchment paper from ham.
  • If there is no liquid in roasting pan, add 1 cup water (liquid will prevent glaze from burning in pan and will be come a delicious pan sauce).
  • Brush ham with half of the honey glaze, then bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  • Brush with remaining glaze and bake until glaze is deep golden-brown and ham is heated through, about 30 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven and place the ham on a cutting board. Let the meat rest for at least 10 minutes prior to carving.
  • Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a bowl. Serve on the side to spoon over slices of ham, if desired. Enjoy.