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Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze

Traeger Kitchen


Roasted Christmas Ham with Bourbon BBQ Glaze

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

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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

    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).
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    • 2

      Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 7

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

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    • 9

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

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