Special thanks to Heather Disarro of Heather's Dish, for sharing her Easter memories and her Orange-Scented Honey Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe with us.
Some of my favorite memories of Easter, as in pretty much every other holiday as well, revolve around food. I always enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs, but when it came down to it there were a few very simple celebratory things that always made the holiday for me:
- The singing of the Hallelujah Chorus at our church;
- Deviled eggs (my mom's super-secret recipe);
- The Easter ham, which always had a hint of citrus in the glaze.
Now that I'm the one in charge of making ham in our house I decided to go with my own recipe, with a fabulous Petit Jean ham as the star of the show. I added a little orange zest to the glaze to make it extra special, along with some of my favorite local honey. This is one ham you won't be able to stop eating!
Ham with Orange-Scented Honey Brown Sugar Glaze
- 1 Petit Jean ham, about 10 pounds
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- zest from one large orange
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
Cook the ham according the package directions. When the ham is halfway done, whisk together the honey, brown sugar, orange zest and juice and pour over the ham. Bake the remainder of the way uncovered until the glaze is sticky and golden. Serve hot.
Heather's Dish, from an office filled with dust, dog fur, toys and plenty of love, grace and music. She revels in the opportunity to bring the love of cooking to the world as a way to love others well! You can also find Heather on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.
Heather is a member of the Petit Jean Meats Blue Diamond Club, a group of dedicated ambassadors who share their love of Petit Jean Meats with the world.