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Ham With Red Grapefruit Glaze

Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Yields Serves 12
Ham With Red Grapefruit Glaze
1

Combine the grapefruit juice, brown sugar, Dijon, orange liqueur, salt and butter in a small saucepan. Heat to simmering. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce is reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Let the marinade cool.

2

Remove the skin from the ham and trim the fat so that only a thin layer remains. Make 1-inch cuts over the surface of the ham and fill each with a sliver of garlic and sprig of rosemary. Place the ham in a large resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Refrigerate the ham overnight, turning the bag several times so all sides marinate evenly.

3

Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

4

Remove the ham from the marinade and place it on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Cover the fat portion of the ham with foil. Bake the ham until a thermometer inserted in the ham registers 130 degrees, 10 to 15 minutes per pound, about 3 1/2 hours. Baste the ham with marinade every 20 minutes. Remove the foil from the ham during the last 1 1/2 hours of roasting so the top of the ham will become a golden brown.

5

Set the ham on a platter and let it stand 15 minutes before carving. Garnish the platter with sprigs of rosemary and grapefruit slices.

This recipe is from Test Kitchen Director Donna Deane.

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