Share the Joy of Tradition with Our Festive Holiday Ham Recipe and Sutter Home Wine
There’s a reason why the holiday season is considered the most wonderful time of the year. Families come together, traditions are celebrated, and memories are made that last a lifetime. This year, why not make it extra special? Celebrate the joy, love, and laughter of the season with a strikingly warm and inviting tablescape with room for the whole family.
Linen napkins, festive plates, and place cards set the tone for a delicious meal, while a candlelit centerpiece lights up your favorite holiday dishes. A tree twinkles beautifully in the background as everyone merrily takes their seats at the table.
Aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents will be in awe of all the trimmings as they sit down to a delicious, home-cooked meal. A toast, made with Sutter Home Wine, will honor this time spent together as everyone shares stories from holidays past.
To family, to friends, to a lifetime of joyous memories. From our table to yours, Sutter Home wishes you a heartfelt Happy Holidays.
Looking for more ways to make the holidays memorable? Try making these Snowy White Cocktails that capture the flavors of Christmas.
Honey Baked Ham Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 pre-cooked ham 8-9 pounds, bone-in and spiral sliced
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
Honey Baked Ham Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the lower third. Remove any plastic packaging or netting from the ham. Trim away the rind and discard. Set the ham aside to rest at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
- Line a baking tray or dish with several sheets of aluminum foil.
- Remove the rind or skin of the ham, ensuring you leave the fat on. Using a sharp knife, score a 1-inch-wide diamond pattern (don’t cut more than 1/4 inch deep) over the entire ham. Place the ham in the baking tray; pour 1/3 cup of water into the base of the pan and cover the ham with two pieces of foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat until golden browned. Add in the brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, paprika, and cloves, stirring to mix well until the brown sugar has completely dissolved (about 2 minutes).
- Reduce heat to low and add in the garlic. Allow it to become fragrant, cooking for a further minute or two until the glaze just begins to simmer, then set it aside and let cool to lukewarm (the glaze should be the consistency of room-temperature honey).
- After 30 minutes baking time, carefully remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F. Discard the foil and pour 1/3 of the glaze all over the ham, brushing in between the cuts to evenly cover. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, brush with another third of the glaze and some of the pan juices, and repeat again after 15 more minutes of baking until a dark golden-brown crust has formed (about 30 minutes total). For added depth of flavor, mix some of the ham pan juices together with the glaze in the pot, which will help keep it runny enough for brushing. If your crust is still pink, broil 2-5 minutes, while keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn from the sugar.
- Let the ham rest 10-20 minutes before slicing.