Cookie Butter Glazed Ham
Tired of the same old ham glaze? Try an easy sweet glaze made from cookie butter! This recently popular spread has all the right flavors and spices to compliment a ham. Check out the recipe for tips and tricks to picking out the perfect ham to glaze. (Cook time depends on size of ham.)
- 1 bone in ham spiral cut or not, about 7-11 pounds
- ½ cup cookie butter I’m using the one from Trader Joes
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- 4 Tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 275 F. Line roasting pan with foil and place a rack on it.
Remove all packaging from ham including any clear plastic over the bone. Score the ham if desired.
Place ham flat / open side down on the rack of a roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil.
Roast at 275 F for 12-15 minutes per pound until the coolest part of the ham is 140 F with a thermometer.
Remove the ham from oven and increase temp to 425 F. Discard the foil covering the ham.
Microwave the cookie butter 30-60 seconds until softened. Stir in brown sugar and butter.
Brush glaze over ham making sure to push it into cracks if you scored the ham.
Bake at 425 F. for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before transferring to a serving platter.
Choosing a Ham:
Water Content - Always read the label before buying a ham. Many have a large amount of water added which means you are buying a lot of water and less meat. For this reason I often choose the Kirkland spiral cut ham at Costco. It is labeled as a “natural juices” ham which means it has less than 8% additional water from the brining process. It is still tender and juicy after roasting. A Cooks ham can contain 23% added water which means that ¼ of your ham is actually water. Also the more water in the ham, the less like lovely ham flavor you get.
Type of Ham - Hams come as giant full hams with shank and butt end attached – usually about 15 pounds! Or they come as either shank or butt. The Shank portion has more fat and is easier to carve. Many people prefer the flavor of this because of the additional fat. The butt end is usually leaner but more difficult to carve because of the bone structure. You will have to get in there a bit with your fingers.
Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 4mg