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Let’s get our Ham on!
I typically lean more toward the turkey on Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas, but this year I thought I would switch things up a bit and do both.
Who needs the pressure of choosing right? Serving both the turkey and this delicious Rosemary Brown Sugar Ham will make everyone happy and lead to more fabulous leftovers.
When it comes to cooking for the holidays I love to wow the guests , which involves days of cooking! But this year I am working some extra hours outside the home to earn some extra Christmas cash.
So this year I am looking for ways to put my best dishes out there while avoiding exhaustion. I want to enjoy myself with my guests.
This baked ham features two of my favorite holiday flavors and those are rosemary and “brown sugar”. I was first introduced to using the two flavors together a few years back and I have been a fan ever since!
To avoid all the sugar carbs we need to use a substitution for the traditional brown sugar. So let’s talk about that now.
Low Carb Brown Sugar Options
There are many great options out there for replacing the brown sugar in your baked goods and this glaze. If you would like to buy it already made you can shop around and find couple of brands on Amazon.
I love Sukrin Gold brown sugar and try to have it around for special occasions. There are times I don’t always have it, so then I turn to the great DYI versions of low carb brown sugar.
Like this one from Gwen’s Nest. I use this one quite often and my family loves it. Her recipe is awesome and it would work nicely for this recipe.
- Sugar Free Brown Sugar, by Gwen’s Nest
Baking and Glazing the Ham
For my family of three I usually get a ham weighing around 9 or 10 pounds. That size is large enough for us to have lunch and dinner and then several days of leftovers to enjoy.
The best part of this recipe is that there are no hard steps, you simple bake your ham according to the directions on your package and prepare your glaze.
Once your ham has only 30 minutes left take it out brush or spoon your glaze all over the top of your ham. Then return the ham to the oven to bake for the remaining time.
I like this glaze because it has just the right amount of sweetness. I am not a fan of those sticky sweet glazes that come with the hams when you buy them, but this glaze won me over!
More Ham Goodness!
If you love ham and would like a choice of glazes you can hop over and take a look at my friend Sarah’s Baked Ham Glaze on her blog Mrs. Criddles’s Kitchen! It sounds pretty darn good too! Don’t you love having all these delicious choices?
Got left over ham? Check out these great recipes and re-purpose that leftover ham you guys!
- Quiche Two Ways, My Table of Three
- Moms Breakfast Casserole, A Home With Purpose
- Cheesy Cauliflower Ham Casserole, Low Carb Yum
- Slow Cooker Cauliflower Ham & Cheese Soup, All Day I Dream About Food
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, Joy Filled Eats
- Ham Quiche Lorraine with Caramelized Onions, Low Carb Maven
Be Sure to pin this recipe for later!