A Classic Holiday Ham
This classic holiday ham is as nostalgic as it gets, and the centerpiece of any table. We think it will really spark some discussion over Zoom for your distanced holiday celebrations!
Though holiday festivities may look a bit different this year, it doesn't mean the meal should be any less indulgent and exciting. Cooking for a smaller group? You can half this recipe and try a Sweetheart Ham from Revel Meat.
Applewood-Smoked Holiday Ham with Cabbage and Apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain two 8 oz cans of pineapple rings (in natural juice), and reserve the juice of one can. Whisk juice with ½ cup brown sugar until dissolved. Place a whole boneless Revel applewood-smoked ham in a dish large enough to accommodate the meat, fat cap side up, with space to collect juices. Use pineapple rings and a 2 oz jar of Maraschino cherries to decorate your ham: place fruit rings around the top of ham, adding a cherry speared with a toothpick in the center of each ring. Brush the entire surface with brown sugar-pineapple juice mixture. Spread half a head of roughly chopped cabbage and 5–6 thickly chopped apples around the bottom of the ham dish. Roast ham, brushing again with leftover glaze and basting juices several times, until it reaches an interior temperature of 155 degrees, about an hour. The surface should be a rich, dark caramelized color. Rest ham for half hour before slicing into generous slabs and serving with roasted cabbage and apples.
Recipe from Revel Meat Co., as featured in Portland Monthly.
Photo Credit: Michael Novak