My mother in law….who lives with us….who’s fixing to turn 96….LOVES ham!!!! She has been asking me for the past several weeks to make a ham. Problem was, the grocery stores weren’t ready to sell my types of ham (you know, the spiral cut, holiday type of hams)….so therefore the wait!!!! Well, the wait is over. I bought several….we are stocked and ready for the holidays and I even bought an extra to satisfy Nana’s craving for ham!!!
For the ham, preheat the oven to 275°. Unwrap the ham and place cut side down in a roasting pan that has been lightly greased to prevent sticking. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 22 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature of the ham is 160°.
For the glaze, I love a good honey, maple and bourbon flavor. In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 2 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, 2 tbsp of bourbon and 1/4 cup of orange juice. Simmer until the mixture is combined and slightly thick! Ten minutes before the ham is ready to come out of the oven, uncover and place the ham on it’s side showing the cuts of the ham slices. Pour the glaze slowly all over the ham trying to pour in between the spiral cuts and place the ham back in the over uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes more. It’s amazing and never fails me!
I use this recipe for the Biscuits. Again, you can’t go wrong….and you can switch up the ingredients as you see fit for flavor. It’s so versatile!
For the sauce, in a mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of orange marmalade and 1 to 2 tbsps of Dijon mustard. Stir together and add salt & pepper to taste. This is a great sauce for not only these biscuit and ham sammies, but for lots of other uses. It’s great on a charcuterie board with meats, crostini, bread or even cheese and crackers.
Cut a biscuit in half and slather with the orange and honey mustard sauce on the biscuit halves. Layer warn honey ham that has been glazed with the honey, maple and bourbon and top with a helping of arugula that has been flavored with olive oil, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Pop the top biscuit on and Voila….an amazing ham and biscuit sammie!!! YUM!!
This is a great way to use leftover ham. It’s great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even a late night snack.