Cider Glazed Ham
Tender, juicy ham with a delicious sweet glaze on it. It can be prepared in your smoker or baked in your oven.
granny smith apples
Prepare glaze by adding 2 cups apple cider, Dijon mustard, honey, ginger, and molasses to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by ⅓, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
After glaze is reduced whisk in cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat smoker to 275 degrees F according to manufactuer's directions. We recommend using applewood or pecan chips.
Thinly slice apples and line the bottom of a roasting pan with the slices. Add cinnamon sticks.
Place ham on top of the apples and pour remaining 1 c. apple cider into the roasting pan.
Place into the smoker and smoke for 1.5 hours.
After ham has been smoking for 1.5 hours, start basting with the glaze every 30 minutes.
Remove from the ham from the smoker when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve sliced and enjoy!
Oven Baked Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Prepare glaze per instructions above.
Thinly slice apples place them on the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the ham on top of apples and pour remaining cider into the roasting pan.
Place into the oven and bake about 20 minutes per pound. For example we used a 6 lb ham and baked for 2 hours.
Baste ham with glaze and increase oven temp to 400*. Cook for an additional 45 minutes, basting the ham with glaze every 15 minutes. Remove from oven once internal temp reaches 145 degrees F.
*Calories are based on the entire amount of glaze, apples etc. being consumed which will not be accurate.