Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Ham Texas Style

1 cup molasses
12 ozs apricot jam
2 tbsps cider vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
3/4 cup coffee (strong brewed, cooled)
9 lbs ham (cooked, half bone in smoked, slightly small) 

In a bowl stir together all ingredients except the ham until well blended.
2Reserve 1 cup molasses-coffee sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
3Place the ham in a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan; pour the remaining molasses-coffee mixture evenly over the ham.
4Bake (lowest oven rack) at 350 degrees for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reaches 140 degrees, basting with sauce about every 18-20 minutes.
5Cover with lightly greased foil the last 30 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
6Remove ham from baking pan and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing.
7Heat the reserved 1 cup molasses-coffee sauce and serve with ham.
8Make a Cocktail
9Season with black pepper.
10Place the turkey breast in a greased 11 x 7-inch baking pan; cover tightly with foil.
11Proceed with directions above.
12Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour; uncover and bake for another 1 hour or more or until a thermometer reads 170 degrees, basting with molasses-coffee sauce about every 15 minutes the last hour or more of baking.
13Serve with reserved sauce.  

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