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Jalapeño-Mustard Glazed Ham

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes plus standing • Serves: 12

1 Schnucks spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)
2 cups fresh or refrigerated orange juice
1-1/3 cups packed Schnucks brown sugar
1 cup Schnucks Dijon or spicy brown mustard
4 small jalapeño chile peppers, seeded if desired, finely chopped plus additional for garnish
3 garlic cloves, crushed with press
Orange wedges and fresh bay leaves for garnish (optional)

Place roasting rack in large roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in pan; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F. In small saucepan, heat orange juice, brown sugar, mustard, jalapeño and garlic to boiling over medium-high heat; cook 30 minutes or until glaze is reduced to about 2-1/2 cups, stirring occasionally; remove from heat.

Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil. Bake ham 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove ham from oven; increase oven temperature to 400°F.

Reserve 1-1/2 cups glaze. Brush ham with about 1/2 cup remaining glaze; add 1/2 inch of water to bottom of roasting pan. Bake ham, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 120°F, brushing every 5 minutes with remaining glaze.

Transfer ham to serving platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let ham stand 15 minutes before serving. Internal temperature will rise to 140°F upon standing. Garnish ham with orange wedges, bay leaves and jalapeños, if desired, along with reserved glaze.

Each serving: about 529 calories, 14 g total fat (3 g saturated), 181 mg cholesterol, 3101 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 30 g sugars, 67 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom
Make sure you use an instant-read thermometer to check for the proper internal temperature of the ham.