Special thanks to Heather Disarro of Heather’s Dish, for sharing her Easter memories and her Orange-Scented Honey Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe with us.
Some of my favorite memories of Easter, as in pretty much every other holiday as well, revolve around food. I always enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs, but when it came down to it there were a few very simple celebratory things that always made the holiday for me:
- The singing of the Hallelujah Chorus at our church;
- Deviled eggs (my mom’s super-secret recipe);
- The Easter ham, which always had a hint of citrus in the glaze.
Now I don’t know if my mom added citrus to the glaze or what, but I do know that I would lick my plate clean and have seconds, always smeared with a little yellow mustard. That ham was one of the best meals, and I looked forward to it every year!
Now that I’m the one in charge of making ham in our house I decided to go with my own recipe, with a fabulous Petit Jean ham as the star of the show. I added a little orange zest to the glaze to make it extra special, along with some of my favorite local honey. This is one ham you won’t be able to stop eating!
- 1 Petit Jean smoked spiral sliced half ham, about 10 pounds
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Zest from one large orange
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- Cook the ham according the package directions.
- When the ham is halfway done, whisk together the honey, brown sugar, orange zest and juice and pour over the ham.
- Bake the remainder of the way uncovered until the glaze is sticky and golden.
- Serve hot
Heather is a member of the Petit Jean Meats Blue Diamond Club, a group of dedicated ambassadors who share their love of Petit Jean Meats with the world.