• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Serves: 14

Bourbon Gingersnap Crusted Ham

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 (8 pound) bone in ham, mesh removed, rinsed and pat dry
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies


Score the ham by spiraling around it with a knife from top to bottom rotating as you go and then repeat in the other direction forming diamonds with a crisscross pattern about 1 inch apart.
Place the ham in a baking dish, insert a meat thermometer, cover in foil and bake in a preheated 250F/130C oven until the temperature reaches 130F, about 2-4 hours depending on the size of the ham.
Remove the diamonds with tongs, dab dry with paper towels, brush on the maple syrup followed by the mustard, sprinkle on brown sugar, spritze on the bourbon and press on the gingersnap crumbs.
Insert the meat thermometer and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the ham reaches 140F, about 30-60 minutes depending on the size, before letting it rest for 30 minutes and carving it.

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