Sweet Tea & Sage Ham accentuates the natural flavor of a spiral bone in ham, making a tender and delicious meal for your family.
Sweet & Citrusy Spiral Ham
Oh Southern sweet tea, how you look so lovely glazing my spiral ham. Really, though, just look at that beautiful golden brown coloring on this ham. The sweetness of the tea balances the saltiness of the ham and the sage?
Let me tell you about the sage. I LOVE sage. I love it for drying and smudging; I love it for cooking with; and I love it for garnishing. Sage has a strong, clean scent, but also pulls bright citrus notes as well. This is why it works in this Sweet Tea & Sage Ham. Add a few oranges and lemons to tie it all together and keep everything juicy.
All that citrus will combine with the glaze in the bottom of the baking dish and when you pull it out of the oven, you’ll want to spoon all that liquid goodness right over the top just before serving. Scroll down to see what I pair this beauty with and make it a meal PLUS dessert!
Sweet Tea & Sage Ham
- 1 9 lb spiral cut ham (pre-cooked)
- 3 cups sweet tea
- 1/4 cup fresh sage chopped
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 2-3 oranges, lemon, limes halved
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Make glaze by combining sweet tea, sage, honey and smoked paprika in a small pot. Simmer over medium high heat until reduced by half and starting to thicken.
- Place ham, cut side down, in a baking dish. Set citrus around the ham in the baking dish. Brush 1/4 of the glaze over the ham, cover with foil and place in oven.
- Bake for 10 minutes per pound, brushing with more glaze every 30 minutes. (A 10 pound ham cooks for 1 hour and 40 minutes) Remove from oven and brush with juices from baking dish. Slice and serve.