Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Ginger Rum-Glazed Ham

  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
Save Recipe


1 (7 to 8 pound) half (shank end) of a fully cooked cured ham

1/3 cup chopped preserved ginger in syrup

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons dark rum

Parsley sprigs for garnish if desired


  1. If the ham comes with the skin still attached, remove most of it with a sharp knife, leaving a layer of fat and a collar of skin around the shank bone. Trim the fat, leaving a layer about 1/3-inch thick, and score the layer remaining into diamonds. Bake the ham on a rack in a roasting pan in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes. In a blender blend together the ginger, the brown sugar, and the rum, spoon the glaze over the ham, spreading it, and bake the ham for 30 to 35 minutes more, or until the glaze is brown and bubbly. Transfer the ham to a platter, garnish the platter with the parsley, and let the ham stand for 15 minutes before carving.
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Ham Gravy

Orange Baked Ham

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Honey Glaze

Ham and Split Pea Soup

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Sunny's Easy Holiday Spiral Ham

Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

Split Pea Soup with Ham Hocks