Some families plan to leave the bird alone in order to have some nice alternative every year; some, of course, loves the bird and the pork too. With the many Thanksgiving ham recipes we can find these days, we can always note that the best tasting are elegant and simple in order to give you room for the other dishes on the Thanksgiving table.
Of course, there are many ways to cook ham. Similar to the turkey, ham can be baked, roasted, grilled or even deep-fried. The accompanying sides, of course, can also depend on the glaze used to cover the ham, but the common choice is combine something heavily sweet with the tang of an acidic component such as oranges.
To make things easier, buy a spiral ham that is already cooked. This will save you a significant amount of cooking time and will give you room to be creative in creating the glaze.
1 (10 to 12-pound) spiral-sliced, fully cooked smoked ham
1 cup honey
1 (6-ounce) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
Prepare the glaze by mixing all the ingredients, except the ham, in a bowl.
Place a rack in a shallow roasting pan; place ham on the rack.
Bake the ham for 30 minutes; afterwards, take the pan out of the oven and evenly coat the ham with the glaze.
Continue cooking the ham for about 1 to 1 ½ hours or until the ham is thoroughly heated