Apple Cinnamon Glazed Ham
These days adventurous chefs are experimenting with tea in new ways. Tea leaves bring flavor and aroma to food and can be used as a base for marinades, in rubs for meat, or to steam foods including fish, rice and vegetables. Tea “smoking” is also becoming popular and provides an alternative to wood chips for a new twist on grilled foods. Try the Stash recipe for Apple Cinnamon Glazed Ham as a simple, delicious introduction to cooking with tea. You’ll be inspired to try more!
1 center cut pre-cooked ham approx. 5 lbs (scored)
1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, defrosted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
5 Stash Cinnamon Apple Chamomile herbal tea bags
Preheat oven to 350°. Place the 5 Cinnamon Apple tea bags in a bowl and add in 1 cup of boiling water.
Let steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags and combine liquid in a sauce pan with apple juice concentrate, mustard, ginger and brown sugar. Mix well. Bring the sauce to a boil. Let cool and remove the ginger.
Pour syrup over ham and bake for 1 hour or until syrup is evaporated and ham is glazed and browned. Baste every 20 minutes. When ham is done, place on a serving platter and let rest for 15 minutes. Then slice and serve.