Holiday Recipe: Christmas Ham with a Coffee Glaze
For many families, holiday ham is a tradition that dates back many generations. In fact, the holiday ham itself has a long history. The Christmas Ham, or the Yule Ham, is said to have started back with the Germans who wanted to honor Freyr, a god of paganism.
In the thousands of years since, ham has become a staple meal on Christmas and other holidays such as Easter or Thanksgiving. With so many years eating the same main course at holidays, however, we must admit the Christmas Ham can get boring. Our coffee experts at Coffee Cow found the perfect fix; a modern twist on this traditional holiday staple using none other than coffee!
Christmas Ham with a Coffee & Brown Sugar Glaze
· 1 (5-6 pound) spiral sliced, bone-in ham
· 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
· 1/4 cup brewed dark coffee or espresso
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon black pepper
· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger
To make the glaze, mix together the brewed dark coffee or espresso, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt and black pepper. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes while stirring often until reduced.
Use the glaze the same way you would use when basting your holiday ham, but swap out your usual glaze for this updated coffee concoction for a holiday to remember. Cut the ham into slices and serve!
Watch your guests swoon at your newly-updated, Pinterest-worthy holiday ham recipe this year.
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