Maple Glazed Ham is a masterpiece of modern cooking, the sort of centerpiece that stops all conversation so everyone can admire it. Slicing into it only increases the marvel: fatty, juicy ham coated in a sweet, smoky, zesty, and tangy glaze with notes of maple and pepper. One bite of Maple Glazed Ham and you'll be whisked away by the sweet and savory flavors in this magnificent main course. Cooking this dish is time well-spent!
Ingredients• 3/4 cup maple syrup • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon orange zest • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped • 1 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground • 1 (8-pound) spiral-cut ham, bone-in, fully cooked, and at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with foil, and grease the foil.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, orange zest, rosemary, and pepper.
Place the ham, cut side down, in the prepared baking dish.
Brush the ham evenly across with 1/4 cup of the maple syrup mixture.
Place the ham in the oven and roast, brushing it every 30 minutes with the maple syrup mixture, until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes.