Apple Cider and Balsamic Glazed Spiral Ham
Elevate your typical holiday ham with this sweet and savory glaze.
- Preheat oven to 325°. Place apples and onions in the bottom of a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon corn starch and toss to coat evenly. Scatter butter cubes evenly over top. Place ham on top of apple and onion mixture and bake for 1 hour. Stir apples and onions and continue baking for about 30 minutes or until ham has about 15 minutes remaining to bake.
- To make the glaze: In a medium saucepan, combine apple cider and balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook until liquid has reduced by about half. Turn off heat, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon salt and whisk to dissolve. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of cold water with 2 tablespoons corn starch. Bring sauce to a boil again and add corn starch mixture, whisking constantly until sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.
- When the ham has 10-15 minutes remaining to bake, remove from oven and adjust oven temperature to 375°. Apply glaze evenly over entire ham and drizzle over apple and onion mixture. Return the ham to the oven until ham is heated through and glaze is beginning to caramelize.
- Serve each slice of ham with the glazed apples and onions.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Kates,
ALDI Test Kitchen
5 fresh apples such as Fuji, sliced into 8-10 wedges each
2 large onions, halved and sliced
1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, plus additional to taste
Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons Baker's Corner Brown Sugar, divided
3 tablespoons Baker's Corner Corn Starch, divided*
1/4 cup Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
1 Appleton Farms Spiral Sliced 1/2 Ham*
4 cups Nature's Nectar Apple Cider*
2 cups Priano Balsamic Vinegar*
2 tablespoons water
*These are Special Buy or Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.
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