Ham



A whole ham usually shows up on Christmas or Easter tables, but ham doesn't have to be saved for special occasions. When you cook with ham steaks, slices or cubes, you can make everyday sandwiches, soups, pastas and more that much better. Ham can add subtle smoky, salty flavor to a dish without a lot of hassle. F&W's guide to ham has you covered for everything from a labor-intensive Christmas spread to a quick weekday lunch idea. Find recipes for glazing whole hams, using up holiday leftovers or adding ham to a classic breakfast dish.

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Apple Cider Glazed Ham
Pulling off an impressive holiday ham at home takes just a few simple steps. Start with a good-quality, bone-in spiral-cut ham — make sure it is unglazed. Coat it with this deliciously sweet apple cider glaze featuring light brown sugar, honey, and Dijon mustard. Brushing the glaze onto the ham in 15-minute intervals during the last 30 minutes of baking creates a wonderfully sticky and caramelized crust. Serve any leftovers on biscuits with a slather of mustard.
Musubi Lettuce Wraps With Pineapple Salsa
Misubi, the beloved Hawaiian snack made of Spam, sushi rice, and nori, happens to be a perfect party appetizer. In this version, sticky, sweet ham replaces the Spam, and is topped with a vibrant pineapple salsa. When cutting the pineapple for the salsa, don't be delicate—give it a good mashing to release juices and reduce the cooking time, keeping the flavors bright. If you can, use a cutting board with a small moat around the edges to catch the pineapple juices, then add them to the pot with the pineapple. The pineapple salsa would also be great with a bowl of chips or spooned on top of tacos.
Guinness-Glazed Ham
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A simple glaze of dark stout and brown sugar develops a malty, caramel-like bittersweetness in the oven. Irish ham is a bit less salty than American ham and has a thin layer of fat, which absorbs the flavors of the glaze.
Saba-and-Dijon-Glazed Easter Ham
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We’re switching up the traditional sugar-crusted holiday ham by using saba, a sweet and slightly acidic syrup made from cooked-down grape must (similar to aged balsamic). We bake the ham on a bed of carrots and shallots so the drippings flavor the vegetables in the oven.    Slideshow: More Easter Recipes 
Spiced Brown Sugar Ham with Apple Jus
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The secret to this supertender ham is keeping it wrapped in foil while it’s cooking and resting, letting it reabsorb any moisture released during the cooking process. “If you can’t pick up the foil-wrapped ham without burning yourself, then it’s not done resting!” says pork pro Kevin Gillespie, chef at Revival in Decatur, Georgia. Slideshow: More Ham Recipes 
DIY Honey-Baked Ham
Honey-baked hams are impressive, and who doesn’t love the leftovers? You can order a honey-baked ham, but we like to make our own DIY version. First it’s basted with apple juice, then it’s glazed with a sweet-spicy mix of brown sugar, honey, honey mustard, black pepper and cayenne. For a sweeter ham, omit the cayenne. For a more savory one, use Dijon mustard in place of the honey mustard and add a pinch more of both black pepper and cayenne. Slideshow: More Ham Recipes 
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Our 13 Best Leftover Ham Recipes
If your holiday dinner has left your fridge stocked with ham, don't fret! We've compiled a list of leftover ham recipes that will help you ensure none of it goes to waste. Holiday ham can be turned into dishes like Smoked Ham Hock and Lentil Soup, Buttermilk Ham and Cheese Biscuits, and a Polenta Dutch Baby with Ham and Swiss. Read on for even more delicious ways to use leftover ham. 
Clove-and-Cider-Glazed Ham
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For entertaining, TV chef Carla Hall glazes a spiral-cut ham with apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, bourbon and sweet spices.   Slideshow:  More Ham Recipes