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November 30, 2018

Bacon Weave Holiday Ham

If you love pig on pork, this succulent heavenly ham will be your new Christmas tradition. We highly recommend this beautiful Bacon Weave Holiday Ham!

Ingredients

1 large Bone-In Ham, In Natural Juice
1 1/2 lb. Bacon
1 1/2 cup Pineapple
2 cups Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Mustard
for studding Cloves (Optional)

Bacon Weave Video

Preparation

Create a bacon weave on parchment paper. Refer to video for instructions.

Put the ham in a disposable roasting pan. Gently transfer the bacon weave to the top of the ham and stud the bacon with the cloves (if desired).

Pour 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of ginger beer/ale into the bottom of the roasting pan.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger on Smoke, lid open, until the fire is established (about 5 minutes). Close the lid and preheat to 300 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cover the roasting pan with foil and put on the Traeger. Cook the ham until it reaches 145 degrees F (somewhere between 2 to 3 hours).

Meanwhile mix together the glaze. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, 1 cup ginger beer/ale, brown sugar and mustard in a saucepan on the stovetop. Cook until it thickens slightly, then brush on the ham.

Put the uncovered ham back on Traeger and cook until the temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Let the ham rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Reserve the juices to pour over the ham.

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