This Easter Ham is so delicious and it’s going to take your holiday to the next level! Plus, it’s going to make the absolute best leftovers.
Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat oven to 250°F.
In a large deep baking sheet, add 1 cup of water. Place a rack over the baking dish. Set aside
Using a kitchen cloth or paper towel, pat the ham dry. Place the ham flat side down on the rack; fatty side facing up. Using a sharp knife, carefully, score the ham in a crisscross pattern, about 1 inch deep all over the fat cap area of the ham.
In a medium saucepan, over low heat combine the apricot jam, maple syrup. Dijon, bourbon, and lemon juice. Stir to fully combine, and until almost all of the jam has dissolved. Using a brush or a spoon add ¼ cup of the sauce mixture all over the ham.
Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Remove ham from the oven and glaze with another ¼ cup of the sauce. Raise heat to 325°F. Place back in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. You want the ham to be golden and caramelized. Remove from the oven and add another ¼ cup of sauce; return to the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, glaze again, then place back into the oven. Raise heat to 375°F and cook for 10 more minutes. The total cooking time of the ham should be no longer than 1 hour 45 minutes. This will result in a juicy and caramelized ham.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Pour the remaining sauce and juices on the bottom of the pan into a small saucepan. Over medium heat, reduce the sauce to thicken a bit or until desired consistency, about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with the delicious ham!
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