My dad wasn’t much of a turkey-eater. He’d eat it if that’s all the meat there was to eat, but he really didn’t care for it that much at all.
Since he wasn’t a fan of the bird, we always had brown sugar glazed ham at every holiday gathering! To be honest, if I had to choose between the two, I would have to go with the ham, too, although I do love a good turkey!
Making a brown sugar glazed ham isn’t nearly as hard to do as you might think, either.
- 1 (8 pound) bone-in shank ham
- 4 cups water, or as needed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 275ºF.
- Place ham in a roasting pan.
- Pour in water to a 2 inch depth.
- Cover with a tight fitting lid.
- Bake for 6 to 8 hours in the preheated oven (all day or all night).
- Remove from the oven, pour off drippings and reserve.
- Skim fat from the top of the drippings, and discard.
- In a small bowl, mix one cup of the drippings with honey, brown sugar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce and cloves.
- Pour this mixture over the ham, cover and return to the oven.
- Remaining drippings may be discarded or reserved for other uses.
- Bake for another 30 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.