Posts Tagged ‘Maple Syrup’

If you have not had a ham cooked on a rotisserie you have missed out! Years ago I received the Showtime Rotisserie: Set it and forget it! I love this rotisserie! This ham is easy to make and loaded with flavor!

1 – 8 to 10# smoked ham, shank cut, bone in
1 cup of real maple syrup

Center the ham on the rotisserie rods and load into the rotisserie. Allow 15 minutes per pound in cooking. Make sure that the ham does not hit the heating element.

The ham goes on the spit!

I am making a 10 pounder so I will be cooking this for 2 1/2 hours.

In the midst of cooking…

Check the temperature to make sure that it is done – it should be at 155 degrees when you turn this off. One half hour before turning off the heat, brush with the maple syrup. Do this a few times before shutting down the heat. Now here is the really important part: Once the ham has reached 155 degrees, turn the heat off and continue to rotate the ham for about 15 minutes. This allows the juices to remain in the meat. Leave the door shut so that the heat stays in.

When done, remove from the oven to your cutting board. Let it sit 5 minutes before carving.

Ham is ready!

I will be serving this with acorn squash and cheesy au gratin potatoes. Look for those recipes on my blog too!

Serve this dinner up with a lovely Mourvedre or Grenache. Chill the wine for 20 minutes before serving!

After dinner…

After dinner, I need a nappy!

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!

P.S. Many thanks for making this post the most viewed on my site, with almost 4600 views, and to Google for making this the number one post for Maple Glazed Rotisserie Ham!

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I love acorn squash! And, I have converted non acorn squash eaters into acorn squash lovers with this easy recipe! One acorn squash makes 2 servings. The recipe is for two servings. Cooking time is one hour.

1 acorn squash
brown sugar or real maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry the acorn squash. Cut it in half.

Cut the acorn squash in half

Scoop out the seeds and rinse them, the dry them on a paper towel.

Squash with the seeds removed

You can plant these in your vegetable garden!

Save the seeds for the garden!

Take a cookie sheet and line it with aluminum foil. Grease the foil with butter. Lay the acorn squash cut side down

Butter your pan and lay the squash face down on the buttered foil

and bake for 30 minutes. At the 30 minute mark, remove the pan from the oven. Turn the acorn squash over so that the bowl in the squash is right side up. To the bowl add 2 TBS. of butter and a couple of spoonfuls of brown sugar or maple syrup. If using maple syrup, fill the bowl about 1/2 way with syrup.

Butter and maple syrup added

Place the pan back into the oven and continue baking for another 30 minutes.

Acorn squash is ready!

You can serve this with a number of dishes, but I really like this with my rotisserie ham!

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