From My Kitchen: Easter Ham with Molasses and Bourbon

Well. This is not exactly a good time for Easter this year. The coronavirus is ravaging the world, people are scrambling at the supermarkets to buy whatever they can in order to follow the CDC guidelines and stay home. I’ve recently made a big food shopping excursion, and I saw that there are plenty of Spiral Hams left. So, if you want to cook a traditional Easter Ham, consider this recipe! I make it every year, it is always a hit, and I’m a little bit sad that this year I won’t be able to. There’s just two of us in the house, and most of the ham would go to waste. But make no mistake, I’ll make up for it as soon as the air is clear!!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 spiral ham
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Place the brown sugar, molasses, mustard, Bourbon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper in a mixing bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Spread the glaze over the ham. Cover and bake for 3 hours. Baste occasionally if desired. Remove cover and bake for another hour at 350 degrees F. Baste every 15 minutes.

Reserve glaze to use as sauce or gravy. Serve with your usual Easter dishes!

Bon Appétit, Happy Easter and stay safe!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

Leave a Reply