Cola-Baked Ham With Cherry-Orange Glaze
Emeril's Holiday Dinner Recipe
Star Chef Emeril Lagasse gets ready for Easter by preparing a tasty baked ham with cherry-orange glaze on "Good Morning America."
Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
Trim the rind and excess fat from the ham, leaving a 1/4-inch thick layer of fat. With a sharp knife, score the fat in a crosshatch diamond pattern. Place the ham in a large roasting pan and sprinkle on all sides with the allspice. Pour the cola into the pan and bake uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting every 15 minutes with the pan juices.
In a medium saucepan, combine the cherry preserves, orange juice, and Grand Marnier and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the preserves are dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven and brush the top and sides with the cherry glaze. Return the ham to the oven and bake, brushing with pan juices and glaze every 10 minutes and tenting the ham with foil if browning too quickly, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of ham without touching the bone registers 140ºF, 15 to 30 minutes.
Remove the ham from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour before slicing. Arrange the sliced ham on a platter and serve warm.
Recipes courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Copyright 2005.