Balsamic Glazed Ham

  • 1 - bone-in skinless smoked ham, shank or butt end portion, 6-8 lbs.
  • 1 cup Bella Nonnas Maple Balsamic or Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic 
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon or grainy mustard

Cooking Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Line a large roasting pan with foil.
  • With a sharp knife, score the fat all over the ham in a diamond pattern.
  • Place the ham, cut side down, in the roasting pan and cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan set over low heat, reduce the balsamic to 1/2 cup, by gently simmering it. (This process should be done slowly, taking approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.)
  • When the balsamic has become thick and syrupy and is reduced by half, remove from heat and whisk in the Dijon mustard.


  • After baking for an hour, remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 350.
  • Using a pastry brush, liberally apply the balsamic glaze all over the ham, paying special attention to working it in to the scored portions.
  • Cover just the shank end with a small piece of foil to prevent it from burning.
  • Return the uncovered ham to the oven and roast for approximately 35 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized and the ham is golden brown.

Cooking Time: 35 min
Servings: 8