Maple & Beer-Braised Ham Maple & Beer-Braised Ham

Photography, Tango

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours
  • Portion size 12 servings



Brush bottom of roasting pan with butter. Set aside. Using sharp knife, remove rind from ham and, if necessary, remove thin fat layer (about 1/4-inch thick) from surface of ham. Using knife, cut notches about 1/4-inch deep into surface of remaining fat or flesh to form diamond shapes. Insert cloves into diamonds; place ham in reserved roasting pan.

Preheat oven to 400°F. In bowl, combine 1/2 cup of beer with maple sugar and mustard. Brush ham with half of the beer mixture. Pour remaining beer, the broth and maple syrup into roasting pan. Cover and roast for 30 minutes.

Remove ham from oven and brush with remaining beer mixture. Reduce oven heat to 350°F; replace cover and continue roasting (basting with cooking liquid occasionally during cooking time, adding water as needed), until instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of ham reads 160°F. Remove ham from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months.) 

Test kitchen tip

To reduce the amount of sodium in this recipe, you can desalt the ham. To do this, place ham in large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain ham and discard cooking water. Repeat, if desired.

Nutritional facts PER EACH OF 12 SERVINGS

  • Iron 2.0 mg
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 2,450 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 275
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 100 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g
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Maple & Beer-Braised Ham