Saturday, March 17, 2012

Red Wine Ham Glaze

If you need to give a ham that perfect, straight from the trendy bistro flavor - this glaze couldn't be easier or better. I used this on a ham I picked up for $.89/lb. (a $4.50 entree that easily took center stage). For such a good price, this classic ham could not have been tastier, and this glaze really made it sing.

1/4 C. full bodied young red wine ($.35)
1 T. butter ($.10)
2 T. orange juice ($.05)
2 T. brown sugar ($.10)
1-2 tsp. molasses ($.05)

Combine all ingredients in a small pot and heat to a simmer. Once sugar has dissolved, pour the glaze over the ham.

Bake ham an additional 10-15 minutes after glazing.

Yields - 1 batch of glaze
Cost: $.65

Great way to use leftover wine, the red wine adds a lovely dimension to the glaze and pairs well with the smoky sweet flavors of the ham.