Balsamic Maple Glazed Ham

This delicious ham will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.


20 servings


1/4 cup Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/4 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 bone-in skinless smoked ham, shank or butt end portion (7 pound)
2 pounds parsnips, trimmed, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-wide spears
1 1/2 pounds baby carrots
3 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Mix dressing, syrup and mustard. Place ham, fat-side up, in roasting pan. Diagonally score ham; cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour.

Remove foil. Brush ham with 1/3 of the glaze. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until heated through (140°F/60°C), brushing with remaining glaze every 20 minutes. Meanwhile, toss parsnips and carrots with oil in large shallow pan. Add to oven with ham the last 45 minutes of the ham baking time, turning vegetables every time ham is brushed with glaze.

Remove ham from oven; transfer to cutting board. Tent with foil; let stand 15 minutes. Meanwhile, increase oven temperature to 425°F (218°C). Continue to roast vegetables 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Serve with ham.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Additional Information

After carving the ham, reserve the bone for making green pea or another favorite soup.

To score ham: Using a sharp knife, make 1/4-inch-deep parallel cuts, about 1 inch apart, in top surface of ham. Make additional scores at right angles to form diamond shapes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 270, Total Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 1500 mg, Carbohydrate: 15 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 20 g

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