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Honey Bourbon Bacon Glaze

Posted by chris kennington on

Honey Bourbon Bacon Glaze

I developed this glaze for my Bacon Burgers that we almost won the 2014 World Food Championship/Bacon category with.  It's sweet, savory, spicy, baconney, and simply awesome.  On a whim, I tried it on my Thanksgiving ham and it blew me away!  Give it a try as a glaze on your Christmas ham. 

Prepare your ham by slicing through the fat cap using a sharp knife every inch or so about 1/4" deep making a cross hatch or diamond pattern.  Add rub if you like, but I prefer not to. 

Smoke your ham.  See my video here:  http://pitmasteriq.com/videos/cooking.  When the ham reaches 135˚, begin brushing the glaze on,  letting it get smoke and set for 10 minutes after each coat, until 2-3 coats have been applied, until it reaches 140˚.  Remove from smoker and let it rest for 10 minutes.  Slice.  Brush slices with remaining glaze to really amp it up!

 Ingredients
  • 18oz. jar Smucker’s Apple Jelly
  • ½ jelly jar Wild Turkey American Honey
  • 1-1/2 Tbs Simply Marvelous Pecan Rub
  • 1 Tbs Minor’s Bacon Base
  • 1-1/2 tsp Bacon Hot Sauce
  • ¼ tsp accent
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional, Bob's Red Mill brand in the gluten free isle)
 Directions
  1. Whisk all ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat until reduced and color deepened, about 30 min. Should be bubbly without the bottom of the pan being so hot that it burns.
  3. When cool, if too thin, whisk in xanthan gum to desired thickness.

 


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