Recipe: Maple Garam Masala Glazed Ham
This glazed ham is so easy, there's no need to wait for a special holiday to make it. Serve it with roasted sweet potatoes and braised kale for a warm fall meal or with cornbread and vinaigrette-dressed greens for a bright spring dish.
*We use an uncut, cooked ham for this recipe; it tends to be more moist than a spiral ham. A spiral ham can be substituted, but try to get one that is not pre-glazed with sugar and seasoning or it will affect the final flavor of the dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Score ham with a long, thin knife into a 1-inch wide diamond pattern. Place ham in a roasting pan, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Meanwhile, make a glaze by combining the maple sugar and Garam Masala, breaking up any lumps in the sugar with your fingers. Add enough orange juice to make the mixture spreadable. After 1 hour, remove ham from the oven and use a spatula to cover the top and sides of the ham, as evenly as possible, with the glaze. Press cloves into the points of the diamonds. Place ham back in the oven, uncovered, and continue baking for another 1 hour and 15 min., brushing with glaze and juices from the roasting pan every 15 min. Cover ham with foil if it starts to get too dark. Remove from oven and set aside on a cutting board to rest for 10 to 15 min. Carve the ham, arrange on a platter and serve.