Roasted Fresh Ham with Cider Glaze (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. One day before roasting: In a plastic container large enough to hold the ham, stir the water with the salt and brown sugar until dissolved. Add the spices. Score ham in a diamond pattern through the skin and fat, taking care not to cut into the meat. Add ham to brine, weight it with a plate to keep it submerged, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but no more than 8 hours. Drain, rinse, pat the ham dry, and refrigerate.
  2. One hour before roasting, remove ham from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. For the rub: Pulse the olive oil, mustard, parsley, sage, garlic, red pepper, salt, and black pepper in a food processor to make a paste. Rub it all over ham. In a large roasting pan, toss the onion wedges with 1 cup of the apple cider and set the ham on top. Roast the ham for 30 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 4 hours. After the first hour, loosely wrap aluminum foil around the bone to keep it from burning.
  4. Meanwhile, for the glaze: Boil, then simmer, the remaining apple cider in a saucepan, skimming as needed, until syrupy and reduced to about 2 cups, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. During the last 1 1/2 hours of roasting the ham, brush it with the glaze every 30 minutes. Transfer the cooked ham to an ovenproof platter and let it rest in the turned-off oven for 30 minutes. Loosely cover the onions in an ovenproof bowl and put them in the oven as well. Strain the pan juices into a saucepan, skim off any excess fat, and bring to a boil. Make a paste with the flour and butter and whisk a bit at a time into the juices. Boil until thick. Carve the ham and serve with the onions and sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1156.54 Kcal (4842 kJ)
Calories from fat 254.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.29g 44%
Cholesterol 353.5mg 118%
Sodium 11474.43mg 478%
Potassium 2691.08mg 57%
Total Carbs 87.09g 29%
Sugars 78.83g 315%
Dietary Fiber 0.54g 2%
Protein 137.05g 274%
Vitamin C 6.6mg 11%
Iron 6.1mg 34%
Calcium 209.8mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 56.29 Kcal (236 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.38g 44%
Cholesterol 17.21mg 118%
Sodium 558.49mg 478%
Potassium 130.98mg 57%
Total Carbs 4.24g 29%
Sugars 3.84g 315%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 2%
Protein 6.67g 274%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 11%
Iron 0.3mg 34%
Calcium 10.2mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.4
  • 29

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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