Ham with Bourbon-Cherry Glaze

Treat your guests with this ham that’s served with bourbon-cherry glaze – a tasty dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

1
fully cooked bone-in ham shank (12 lb)
1
tablespoon black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
30
whole cloves
1
can (12 oz) cola carbonated beverage
1/4
cup bourbon
6
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
jar (13 oz) cherry preserves

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Remove skin from ham; trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 1 inch apart in diamond pattern. Rub peppercorns over surface of ham; insert cloves in centers of diamonds.
  • 2 Place ham in pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch fat or bone. In small bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups of the cola, 2 tablespoons of the bourbon and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar; pour over ham. Bake uncovered 2 hours, basting with pan drippings every 15 minutes.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, mix remaining 1/4 cup cola and remaining 2 tablespoons each bourbon and brown sugar. Add 2/3 cup of the preserves. Cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until glaze is hot and sugar is dissolved. Brush glaze over ham. Bake 1 hour 45 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 140°F. Transfer ham to serving platter; cover with foil. Let stand 30 minutes before carving.
  • 4 Skim fat from drippings in pan. Stir remaining 1/2 cup preserves into drippings with whisk. Transfer mixture to a saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Serve glaze with ham.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
327
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
1643mg
1643%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.