by FAITH DURAND
If you too have a large lunch, brunch, or holiday gathering in your near future, let me show you how to bake a ham, and finish it with a honey-balsamic glaze. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Heat the oven to 275°F and line the roasting rack with several long pieces of foil.
Take the ham out of its wrappings and place it in the pan cut-side down.
Use a sharp knife to score the skin of the ham into a crosshatch pattern.
Fold the foil up around the meat and seal at the top.
Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Make the glaze by combining honey, butter, and sugar until everything is melted. Stir in vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
After about 1 1/2 hours, check the temperature of the ham. If it has reached 120°F, move on to the next step. If not, put it back into the oven.
Turn up the oven to 425°F and apply the glaze all over the skin of the ham.
Bake the ham for another 10 minutes.
Brush with glaze one more time then broil for 3 to 5 minutes to get a crispy edge to the skin.
Remove from the oven, slice, and serve.