The holidays offer a time for us to get together with family and feast on all the delightful holiday traditions we look forward to all year. This sure fire simple tea recipe is sure to be one used over and over again. This ham is bursting with holiday cheer and wonderful flavors. Perfect with so many side dishes synonymous with the holidays.
¼ cup orange spiced tea
1 ½ cups 212°F water
Steep the tea for 5-7 minutes.
1 6-8 lb smoked uncooked ham (can be adapted for a cooked ham)
1/3 cup agave syrup
1 cup orange spiced tea
Preheat oven to 325°F. Scour the ham on all sides. Place into a deep roasting pan. Pour the agave syrup over the top covering all sides. Pour the tea into the bottom of the roasting dish. Cover with foil and place into a preheated oven. Cook until internal temperature is 145°F which is about 15-20 minutes per pound. If using a cooked ham follow the instructions that come with the ham except add the tea at the bottom of the roasting pan.
8oz frozen cranberries
¼ cup agave syrup
½ cup orange spiced tea
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
8-10 cloves whole
1 tsp cinnamon
Bring ingredients to a simmer then reduce to medium low heat and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the cranberries burst. Once burst, remove from heat and mash up together. Pour berry mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and cloves.
Once the ham is cooked remove it from the oven and take off the cover. Using a pastry brush, brush the cranberry sauce over the entire ham. Place under a low broiler for about 5-8 minutes or until the cranberry adheres to the ham and the outside is slightly crisped. Use the same instructions for this portion of the recipe regardless if the ham was cooked or uncooked. Slice and serve.
Recipe serves 10-12 people.
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