Pomegranate Glazed Ham with Brown Sugar Crust

Yield Serves 10-15
RECIPE Ingredients
Recipe notes
Our smoked Berkshire pork ham is glazed with tart pomegranate molasses and a touch of warm spices before getting a delectable brown sugar crust in this easy holiday recipe.
RECIPE Preparation
  1. Bring ham to close to room temperature. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together pomegranate molasses, ¾ cup brown sugar, warm water, cinnamon, and ginger. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush outside of ham all over with about ¾ of the molasses mixture. Cover ham with a piece of parchment paper then foil and bake until heated through, about 45 minutes – 1 hour (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the ham should reach about 120 degrees F).
  3. Remove ham from oven and discard parchment/foil; baste ham with pan drippings. Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  4. Brush ham with remaining molasses mixture then press remaining sugar all over the ham. Roast uncovered until sugar softens then forms a crust, about 15 minutes (just watch carefully to make sure the crust doesn’t burn). Let ham rest for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe tips: Garnish serving platter with fresh pomegranate and herbs for a festive holiday centerpiece. If using one of our whole uncut hams, slice gently using long strokes with a sharp serrated knife to avoid knocking off the sugar crust.