1 boned-in smoked ham (About 10 lbs.)
¼ cup bourbon
1 cup honey
¼ cup whole-grain mustard
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ stick unsalted butter
PREPARATION FOR GLAZED HAM
Heat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange a rack in the lower third. Remove any plastic packaging or netting from the ham. Trim away any excess fat, leaving about a ¼ inch layer all over. Set the ham aside to rest at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.
Then, line a baking sheet with several sheets of aluminum foil. After that, place the ham (cut side down) on the baking sheet and cover it with a piece of parchment paper. When doing that, then tightly cover the ham and parchment paper with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining bourbon, honey, whole-grain mustard, brown sugar and unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the brown sugar has completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Set aside and let cool to lukewarm.
Remove it from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Discard the foil and parchment paper. Score a 1 inch wide diamond pattern, ¼ inch deep, over the entire ham using a sharp knife.
Brush the ham with a quarter of the glaze and return it to the oven. Bake the ham uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and brush it with ¼ of the glaze and repeat every 15 minutes until all of the glaze has been used and a dark golden-brown crust has formed, about 55 to 60 minutes total. Let the glazed ham rest for about 20 to 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Meaning of Glaze
A meat topping that is spread over a Ham is a prior to baking in order to enhance the flavor of the meat – after it has finished baking and thus to help keep the Ham moist and tender in texture too. Typically, a Ham Glaze will be thick and somewhat gummy in texture, and always pourable or spreadable.