Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Very Retro Christmas: Butter Rum Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney

This ham is, I must confess, one of my favorite recipes. And I'm not a huge lover of ham (is that sacrilege to admit that around Christmas?).  In fact, prime rib is generally my Christmas protein of choice, especially now that I have my timing down so that I can achieve a perfect medium rare.

But, I have a bit of a soft spot for retro dishes lately. And very few things scream “iconic holiday centerpiece” like a glazed ham. 

But, I've never really been a fan of the pineapple and clove-studded variety. So, I decided to go there. Create my own recipe.

I'm very glad I did.

This easy updated recipe yields a beautiful brown crust and juicy interior, thanks to just three ingredients – rum, molasses and real sweet cream butter.

The sweet and sour pineapple chutney adds a warming fruity element to the rich, savory meat. But, I'll be honest, the ham itself is glorious on its own.

The one catch? Take care to invest in a high quality smoked, bone-in ham for this recipe. Since there are so few ingredients, the quality of the meat matters.

Get the Recipe: Butter Rum Glazed Ham



  1. I'm not a huge ham lover even though I tend to like most pig products. It has a lot to do with the quality of the ham. I have decided that if I survive this year's Christmas dinner, I will make Christmas dinner next year and make a ham, but buy the best one I can find - perhaps a heritage ham.

  2. Oh, and I forgot to say I will definitely be considering this recipe!

  3. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.

  4. this ham looks beautiful ans very tasty.


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