Creole Baked Ham With Cane Syrup SaucePork
1 fully cooked bone-in ham (About 14 Pounds, Or 2 Bone-In Half Hams, About 9 Pound Each)
3 ounces crab boil (Zatarain’s, In A Bag)
1/2 cup sugar (Plus 1 Tablespoon)
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 cane syrup sauce (Recipe, See Recipe Below)
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1 cup sugarcane syrup (Steen’s, Or Maple Syrup)
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1/2 cup vinegar (Steen’s Sugarcane, Or Apple Cider Vinegar)
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
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1Heat a saucepan over medium heat; stir in the syrup, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
2Prepare Cane Syrup Sauce ahead of time; set aside 1 3/4 cups of the sauce for serving and combine remaining 1/4 cup sauce with white wine.
3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil. In a plastic baggie, combine the spices, sugar and salt and crush with a rolling pin or mallet. Or, grind mixture in a spice grinder or food processor. Set aside half of the spice mixture for the second ham, if needed.
4Score a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch thick into the upper surface of the ham. On a clean work surface, press ground spice mixture firmly into ham.
5Transfer ham into the foil lined shallow roasting pan. Baste with the white wine mixture every 30 minutes and cook 2 additional hours. (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup sauce each time). After 4 hours, an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion (not touching bone) should read 140 degrees F. If outer crust begins to darken, tent ham with a sheet of foil.
6Transfer ham to platter. Let stand 15 minutes; slice and serve with the reserved 2 cups of Cane Syrup Sauce (use 1 cup per ham, if serving 2 hams) and your favorite side. I love mine with jalapeño cornbread custard and creamed mustard greens.
PER SERVING *
|Calories360Calories from Fat200|
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|Calories from Fat200|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.