Raspberry-Pepper Glazed Ham
- Preheat oven to 325 degree F. If desired, score ham in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. Place ham, flat side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the meat, making sure bulb does not touch bone. Bake in preheated oven for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare Raspberry Sauce.
- Spoon or brush some of the Raspberry Sauce over the ham. Bake ham for 15 to 30 minutes more or until thermometer registers 135 degree F, spooning or brushing once or twice with additional sauce. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with coarsely cracked peppercorns. Cover ham with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before carving. (The temperature of meat will rise 5 degree F during standing.)
- Just before serving, carve the ham. Reheat any remaining Raspberry Sauce until bubbly; pass with ham. Makes 16 to 20 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
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- In a small saucepan combine seedless raspberry preserves, white vinegar, canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, and bottled minced garlic. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Makes 1-3/4 cups.
Nutrition Facts (Raspberry-Pepper Glazed Ham)
- Per serving:
- 470 kcal ,
- 15 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat ,
- 179 mg chol. ,
- 144 mg sodium ,
- 21 g carb. ,
- 58 g pro.