Southern Comfort Glazed Ham
Originally published October 22, 2014, Updated on 10/5/20
Back in 2014 - when I first created and posted this recipe - we had just celebrated Thanksgiving.
Well, the first of two, anyway - the joys of being a 2-nationality marriage! The week before posting this was Canadian, then we celebrated US Thanksgiving in November. Life was - and still is! -good 🙂
Anyway, we decided to have a ham for Canadian Thanksgiving, and a turkey for American Thanksgiving that year.
Generally speaking, I like to do a whiskey glaze on ham. I’m not a whiskey drinker, but love the way whiskey, brown sugar, and pineapple accent ham. It’s just a really great combination!
That year, we had failed to plan ahead, and didn’t have any Jack Daniels on hand. Whoops.
Furthermore, my husband’s other whiskeys... were not anything that would be good on ham, IMHO. He likes really stinky, peaty whiskeys. I can’t even handle the smell of them, so I definitely didn’t want to put them on something I’d be eating!
To be fair, I doubt he’d be a fan of my taking 4 shots of his PRECIOUS and mixing it in with glaze ingredients, either. I’m sure that’s some kind of blasphemy in whisky snob circles, LOL.
So, I had a wild idea: what about Southern Comfort? The fruitiness of it would work well with the flavours of both the ham, and my usual glaze ingredients.
...it was fantastic!
Leftover Southern Comfort Glazed Ham
Because I made a HUGE Southern Comfort glazed ham, there was a fair amount of leftovers.
As was the case with any ham I’ve made, I used some of the leftovers to make a big batch of my French Canadian Pea Soup, one of my ultimate favourite comfort foods.
With this recipe, however, I recommend cutting the “crust” off the ham entirely, before chopping the ham and adding it to the soup.
The flavours of the Southern Comfort glaze are fantastic with the ham... but wouldn’t be awesome with the flavours of French Canadian Pea Soup, IMHO.
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Southern Comfort Glazed Ham
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