Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze
Try this wood-fired twist on traditional Christmas ham. Bone-in ham is basted with a perfectly tangy bourbon BBQ sauce and slow-roasted over maple for sweet and savory perfection. While it’s called Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze, we think it’s great any time!
1 (8 lb) COOKED BONE-IN HAM
30 whole CLOVES
2 cloves GARLIC, MINCED
1 small ONION, MINCED
1/2 cup BOURBON WHISKEY
1 cup BROWN SUGAR
1/3 cup APPLE CIDER
1/4 cup WORCHESTSHIRE SAUCE
2 CUPS KETCHUP
SALT & PEPPER, TO TASTE
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Score ham in diamond pattern with knife and push cloves into center of scored diamond. Place ham into a large cast iron pan, and take to Traeger.
Cook for approximately 2 hours, or until thermometer (place thermometer in the thickest part of the meat, without touching the bone) reads an internal temperature of 125 degrees F.
For the bourbon BBQ sauce: In a sauce pan, combine garlic, onion and whiskey. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer and reserve.
When ham has reached an internal temperature of 125 degrees F, take it off the grill and baste with one-third of the bourbon BBQ sauce.
Raise grill temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat with the lid closed. Place ham back in the grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F (basting ham every 10 minutes).
Let ham rest for approximately 20 minutes before carving. Enjoy!
Recipe and photo from Traeger.