Breaking News Bar
posted: 12/25/2012 6:00 AM

Glazed ham makes a quick, special holiday meal

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Peppadews spike a sweet glaze with spicy goodness for bone-in ham.

      Peppadews spike a sweet glaze with spicy goodness for bone-in ham.
    Associated Press

 
By J.M. Hirsch
Associated Press

Time is running short for special holiday dinners, so I made this one effortlessly delicious to help you squeeze it in.

The concept is pretty basic -- get yourself a bone-in ham (bone-in hams tend to have more flavor), dump glaze on it, pop it in the oven, then walk away except to glaze every now and again.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The trick that puts this sweet-and-tangy ham glaze over the top -- and way above your basic honey glazed ham -- is spiking it with Peppadews, a small, tangy red pepper.

These peppers, which look like cherry tomatoes, have a very mild heat, a pronounced sweetness and just a kick of tang.

Pureed with orange juice and agave syrup, they make an awesome complement for a baked ham.

Grocers sell Peppadews both jarred and loose (at the olive bar). If you can't find them, you could substitute jarred roasted red peppers and a splash of hot sauce, or yellow banana peppers.

• Associated Press Food Editor J.M. Hirsch is author of the cookbook "High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking." Follow him to great eats on Twitter @JM--Hirsch or email him at jhirsch@ap.org.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.