Traeger Kitchen


Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Maple

Try this wood-fired twist on traditional Christmas ham. Bone-in ham is basted with a perfectly tangy bourbon BBQ sauce and slow-roasted over maple for sweet and savory perfection.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 8 Pound Ham, Bone-In

  • 30 Whole whole cloves

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Whole Small onion, Minced

  • 1/2 Cup bourbon whiskey

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).
    Grill185 ˚F
  • 2

    Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Grill325 ˚F
  • 3

    Score ham in diamond pattern with knife and push cloves into center of scored diamond. Place ham into a large cast iron pan, and take to Traeger.
    Ingredients
    • 8 Pound Ham, Bone-In

    • 30 Whole whole cloves

  • 4

    Cook for approximately 2 hours, or until thermometer (place thermometer in the thickest part of the meat, without touching the bone) reads an internal temperature of 125 degrees F.
    Grill325 ˚F
    Probe125 ˚F
  • 5

    For the bourbon BBQ sauce: In a sauce pan, combine garlic, onion and whiskey. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer and reserve.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Whole Small onion, Minced

    • 1/2 Cup bourbon whiskey

  • 6

    When ham has reached an internal temperature of 125 degrees F, take it off the grill and baste with one-third of the bourbon BBQ sauce.
    Grill325 ˚F
    Probe125 ˚F
  • 7

    Raise grill temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat with the lid closed.
    Grill375 ˚F
  • 8

    Grill375 ˚F
    Probe140 ˚F
  • 9

    Let ham rest for approximately 20 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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