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Recipe:Christmas Hamwith Bourbon Peppered Pears

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Warm yourself up with a simple recipe for the centerpiece of the holiday feast! And elevated with beautiful bourbon peppered pears, your Christmas ham will delight the entire family. Serves 10-12 - .

Ingredients

Serving Size
  • Bone-In Berkshire Smoked Ham

    1
    Qty 1
    $22.35
  • Glaze

    Qty
  • Water

    Qty 1 Cup
  • Light brown sugar

    Qty ½ Cup
  • Pear or Apple Butter

    Qty 1 Cup
  • Dijon Mustard

    Qty 1 Tbsp.
  • Bourbon

    Qty 2 Tbsp.
  • Salt

    1
    Qty 1/2 tsp
    $5.38
  • Peppered Bourbon Pears :

    Qty
  • Smal,firm Pears, peeled and each cut in 6 wedges

    Qty 6
  • Melted butter

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Brown Sugar

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Aged Bourbon

    Qty 1/3 Cup
  • Pear Juice

    Qty 1/3 Cup
  • Nutmeg

    Qty 1 Pinch
  • Coarse Black Pepper

    1
    Qty 1 Tbsp.
    $5.78
  • Toasted Hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Fresh Mint Leaves to garnish, optional

    Qty

Cooking
Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place ham in a large baking pan, score the top layer of fat with a tip of a knife. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Prepare glaze.
  3. Place all ingredients of glaze in a saucepan and simmer on low for 10 minutes or until slightly thick adding more water if needed. Uncover ham and baste the ham with glaze. Return to oven uncovered and continue baking until internal temperature reaches 145°F about ½ hour.*
  4. Raise the temperature of oven to 375°F and bake ham until nice and golden-about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Prepare the Bourbon Peppered Pears. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan with nonstick baking spray.
  6. Place pears in baking pan and brush with melted butter. Drizzle top of pears with bourbon followed by a sprinkle of brown sugar and coarse pepper. Add pear juice to barely cover the bottom. Bake in a hot 400°F oven until roasted but slightly firm.
  7. Sprinkle toasted hazelnuts on top of pears, garnish with Fresh mint leaves and serve on the side with the glazed Ham. *USDA recommends reheating fully cooked ham to a minmium internal temperature of 140°F.

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