Holiday Champagne Orange-Glazed Ham
This recipe comes from the publication - The California Farmer - October 2012 issue. The town of Mineral is in Tehama County and has a population of 123 according to the 2010 census. "The restaurant relies not just on local customers - of which there are many - but on the region's tourist traffic. During the summer season, visitors from all over the world flock to the park and to Lassen Mineral Lodge. Come fall and winter, the restaurant relaxes its pace considerably and, with the help of the whole family, serves up traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas fare to guests who come to the park to enjoy its fall beauty and play in the winter snow." In the article this recipe is described as, "simple - and simply delicious!"
- 1 bone-in ham shank
- whole cloves
- 3/4 bottle Champagne
- 24 oz orange juice concentrate
- 5 C brown sugar
- ground cloves to taste
Score outside of ham into squares; insert whole clove into each square.
Whisk remaining ingredients together to make glaze.
Place ham in oven baking bag. Pour glaze over ham in bag. Seal bag and let sit overnight. Seal bag and let sit overnight, or longer if possible
Bake at 325 degrees for 3.5 to 4 hours, or until ham’s internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Carve ham and reserve drippings to pour over carved ham.