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Spice-Y Citrus Ham Glaze

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“Another brain child of a "bored in the kitchen" day. It's certainly different! I've had ham glazes that I like more, but this one was pretty darn good for a spur of the moment invention. I sort of enjoyed the interesting flavor it had too. The little bit of cayenne gave it just a tiny amount of kick that made it remarkable. If you're in the mood for something ... different this may be worth a try ;) I'll certainly make it again sometime.”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
1 batch of glaze for ~2-3 lbs of ham...
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Juice 3 and a half oranges and 1 and a half of the lemons in a medium saucepan. Slice the remaining fruit halves and leave them on the side to bake on the ham later on.
  2. over medium heat mix in the cloves, cocoa powder, red wine, honey, and cayenne pepper.
  3. While that simmers, Slice the peaches and add them to the pot along with the corn starch. You may need to adjust the corn starch as necessary depending on the juiciness of the fruit. The first time I made this I used 1/4 cup of cornstarch and it was way too much. I'd start with 1 tbsp or so and see how it goes, then add more if necessary. (I'll edit this the next time I make it).
  4. stir in the remaining lemon and orange slices, making sure the seeds are taken out.
  5. use to baste and glaze a ham for baking. :) I used a 2.5-3 pound butt portion and it was way more than me and my husband could eat for 2-3 days -- I might think a little smaller next time. hehe.

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