• Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze
 
  • Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze
 

Roasted
Christmas Ham
with Bourbon BBQ Glaze

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time2.5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodMaple

Try this wood-fired twist on traditional Christmas ham. Bone-in ham is basted with a perfectly tangy bourbon BBQ sauce and slow-roasted over maple for sweet and savory perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 lb) COOKED BONE-IN HAM
  • 30 whole CLOVES
  • 2 cloves GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 small ONION, MINCED
  • 1/2 cup BOURBON WHISKEY
  • 1 cup BROWN SUGAR
  • 1/3 cup APPLE CIDER
  • 1/4 cup WORCHESTSHIRE SAUCE
  • 2 CUPS KETCHUP
  • SALT & PEPPER, TO TASTE
  • 1 (8 lb) COOKED BONE-IN HAM
  • 30 whole CLOVES
  • 2 cloves GARLIC, MINCED
  • 1 small ONION, MINCED
  • 1/2 cup BOURBON WHISKEY
  • 1 cup BROWN SUGAR
  • 1/3 cup APPLE CIDER
  • 1/4 cup WORCHESTSHIRE SAUCE
  • 2 CUPS KETCHUP
  • SALT & PEPPER, TO TASTE

Preparation

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Score ham in diamond pattern with knife and push cloves into center of scored diamond. Place ham into a large cast iron pan, and take to Traeger.

Cook for approximately 2 hours, or until thermometer (place thermometer in the thickest part of the meat, without touching the bone) reads an internal temperature of 125 degrees F.

For the bourbon BBQ sauce: In a sauce pan, combine garlic, onion and whiskey. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer and reserve.

When ham has reached an internal temperature of 125 degrees F, take it off the grill and baste with one-third of the bourbon BBQ sauce.

Raise grill temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat with the lid closed. Place ham back in the grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F (basting ham every 10 minutes).

Let ham rest for approximately 20 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time2.5 hrs
  • Serves6 - 8
  • HardwoodMaple