The Art of Beer Cooking: Easter Ham

If you happen to be celebrating Easter tomorrow, you are probably going to be indulging in the traditional Easter ham. Ham tends to be the star of the Easter dinner leaving all other side dishes in the dust. To make your Easter ham exceptional this year try adding beer. Using beer makes it moist and full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked ham (3-4lbs)
  • 1 can of beer
  • Cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • enough beer to make a smooth paste
Place ham in an uncovered roasting pan and pour 1 can of beer over the ham. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and baste with the pan drippings every 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, flour, dry mustard and red wine vinegar for beer glaze, using enough beer to make a smooth paste. Remove ham from oven and score fat diagonally in a criss-cross pattern. Stud with whole cloves and spread with the beer glaze. Roast for 30 to 45 minutes longer, or until well glazed and cooked through. The internal temperature of a fully cooked ham should be about 140°.

While anxiously waiting for your delicious ham to bake, get your creative juices flowing and decorate some Easter eggs!

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