Monday, June 9, 2014

Roasted Ham with Blackberry Balsamic Honey Sauce

Oftentimes underplayed, ham truly is a wonderful meat to roast, bake or grill. Oh I know, almost all of us enjoy a good ham at the holidays, but it's really great year 'round.  Plain, basted or glazed, each has its own unique tastes and flavors.  

The center-cut ham roast comes from the heart of the ham and is approximately 2-inches thick (much thicker than a ham steak) and is a good choice for a summer time meal, or any time you simply want some ham without buying and preparing a whole large ham.

1 - 3.5-4 lb.bone in ham roast, 2-inches thick
2 tbls. blackberry jam
2 tbls. balsamic vinegar
2 tbls. honey

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine blackberry jam, balsamic vinegar and honey until well mixed; set aside.

Place ham roast in a large baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray.

Roast 10-15 minutes per pound or until ham reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees (approx. one hour).

During the last 10-15 minutes of roasting, baste liberally with blackberry jam mixture.

Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before carving.

Serve with additional sauce if desired.

Serves:  6-8