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Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe

Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe

Watch out when you make this dish, because the delicious aroma that comes from your kitchen will be sure to create some big appetites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (6 pounds)
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Directions

  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine 1/2 cup maple syrup and mustard; pour over ham. Pour apple juice into the roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, basting frequently.
  • 2. Remove ham and keep warm. Transfer the pan juices to a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • 3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples and remaining maple syrup. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slice ham; serve with apples and gravy. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces ham equals 328 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 2,036 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer