The Perfect Glazed Ham
(Chef Nathan Vasquez-NV Cafe & Catering)
10 to 12 lb spiral ham
2 (8 ounce) cans of pineapple slices in syrup
4 cups water
2 cups maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 420 degrees
Poke the ham with a fork. Place the pineapple slices on the ham, securing with toothpicks. Place the ham in a baking dish with the water.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and mix in the syrup, brown sugar and honey until heated through. Pour half the mixture over the ham.
Bake the ham (uncovered) for 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Pull ham out and cover with foil then place it back into the oven at 375 degrees for 2 hours.
Finally remove the ham from oven and drain the pan drippings into the saucepan with the other half of the mixture. Over medium heat cook and stir until thickened. Serve with the ham!