This was a Christmas catering job, and it was so much fun! The menu was magical, and not only perfect for the season, but great for the cooling winter months! There was Shiner Bock beer bread with sweet honey-cream butter, bacon-wrapped green bean almandine stacks, a honkin-huge bowl of salad with honey mustard vinaigrette, sweet potato casserole with home-made marshmallows melted on top, red velvet stack cakes, and the most gorgeous ham with orange-balsamic-honey-mustard-and-clove glaze. And that, Ladies & Gents, is the recipe that follows!
ORANGE BALSAMIC HONEY MUSTARD & CLOVE GLAZE
juice and zest of a large orange
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 tbs ground clove
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Baste ham as it bakes, and pour remaining glaze over the ham as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let rest.
NOTES: I used organic aged balsamic and orange blossom honey, but I'm certain any variation on this recipe with similar ingredients would taste just as amahz!!