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Balsamic Glazed Ham

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

 

Ingredients

1 bone-in skinless smoked ham, shank or butt end portion, 6-8 lbs.

1 cup Maple Balsamic Condimento, or Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Condimento
2 tablespoons Dijon or grainy mustard
Directions
Preheat the oven to 325.  

Line a large roasting pan with foil.  With a sharp knife, score the fat all over the ham in a diamond pattern.  Place the ham, cut side down, in the roasting pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake  for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, reduce the balsamic to 1/2 cup, by gently simmering it in a medium sauce pan set over low heat.  This process should be done slowly, taking approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.  When the balsamic condimento has become thick and syrupy and is reduced by half, remove from heat and whisk in the Dijon mustard.

After baking for an hour, remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 350.  Using a pastry brush, liberally apply the balsamic glaze all over the ham, paying special attention to working it in to the scored portions.  Cover just the shank end with a small piece of foil to prevent it from burning.  Return the uncovered ham to the oven and roast for approximately 35 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and the ham is golden brown.  
Serves 8  
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Balsamic Syrup

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

This is a simple syrup that can be made ahead of time. It can be added to roasted veggies, salads, grilled meats, or desserts. Try using your favorite flavor of Dark Balsamic!

Ingredients:

2/3 Cup Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed

Method:

In a non reactive sauce pan, combine sugar and balsamic. Boil over medium low heat for about 3 minutes stirring it constantly using a wooden spoon. You will know its ready when its thick and syrupy. Syrup will stay fresh for about a month in a sealed container, keep refrigerated.

Makes about 1/4 Cup

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Balsamic Reduction

Posted by Rachel Dougherty on

Balsamic reductions or glazes add so much flavor to whatever dish they are added to. The sweet and tangy combination is great on salads, as a finishing sauce for grilled meat, as a dip for veggies, or over ice cream! When making a reduction use a non-reactive pan such as stainless steel.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

Method:

Place Vinegar in a small non-reactive saucepan over medium low heat, slowly bring to a simmer. Let simmer on stove for about 10 minutes until Vinegar has reduced down. Watch this carefully as it can burn easily. When the vinegar coats the back of a spoon, you'll know it's done. Remove from heat and let cool. If refrigerated, reduction may harden but can be placed in a bowl of warm water to soften.

Makes about 3/4 Cup

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