If you want to impress your guests this Easter, why not try making a delicious Bourbon Fig Glazed Double smoked ham recipe that can be made on a pellet grill or any kind of grill? This mouth-watering dish is the perfect centerpiece for any Easter feast, and the smoky flavor from the grill adds a unique touch that your guests will love. 

To ensure that your ham is perfectly cooked, start by smoking it for several hours on your pellet grill, until it reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, throw away that glaze packet and really wow them with the homemade bourbon fig glaze.  Brush on that sticky glaze and continue cooking until the ham is just right. With this easy recipe, you can create a show-stopping Easter dinner that will have everyone coming back for seconds. 

 

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

If you only eat Ham on Easter or around the Holidays, this recipe will make you start eating ham on the regular because it will change the way think about ham because it hits all the flavor profiles- sweet, salty, umami, and spicy! 

Also, this ham is a flavorful and savory meat that has a rich smoky taste because of the twice smoking method. This process adds more depth and complexity to the flavor of the ham, making it more enjoyable to eat. Additionally, the smoky taste of the ham pairs well with a wide variety of sides like biscuits, mac n cheese, baked beans, roasted veggies, and glazed carrots.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 spiral cut ham, about 7 lbs
  • Sunshine state of Mind Craft BBQ Rub (2 tbsp)
  • nutmeg
  • brown sugar
  • paprika

Glaze Ingredients:

  • bourbon
  • brown sugar
  • fig preserves 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • orange juice
  • minced garlic 
  • mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional (for the glaze):

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce

 

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How to Make This Irresistible Smoked Ham Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious way to serve ham, you won’t want to miss this recipe! Follow these simple instructions to whip up a ham that’s perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. Plus, you’ll have lots of ham to repurpose as leftovers for days – it adds tons of flavors to soups, casseroles and veggies. 

Step 1: Make the Sweet and Savory Rub

In a small bowl, mix Sunshine State of Mind with nutmeg, brown sugar, and paprika. This sweet and savory rub is the perfect complement to the succulent ham.

Step 2: Cover the Ham in the Rub

Take the ham and generously apply the rub, making sure to get into the spiral cuts for maximum flavor.

Step 3: Prepare the Grill

Place the ham into a cast-iron skillet or foil pan and place onto the grill. Be sure to set up the grill to 300 F to achieve that perfect sticky outer glaze, smoky flavor, and juicy cuts. 

 

double smoked ham recipe

This double smoked ham recipe will be the star of your next cookout!

 

Step 4: Make the Glaze

  1. Put the whisky in a heavy bottomed pan and reduce by half
  2. Add all other ingredients to the pan and whisk together until combined
  3. Reduce glaze until it has reached desired thickness, I usually bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes

Step 4: Cook the Ham

Let the ham cook until the internal temperature reaches 90 degrees. Then, coat it with half of the glaze.

Step 5: Coat with the Remaining Glaze

Continue cooking the ham until it reaches 100 degrees. At this point, coat the ham with the remaining glaze.

Step 6: Eat and Enjoy!

Once the ham has reached an internal temperature of 140 degrees, it’s done! Take it off the grill, tent under foil to retain heat and let the juices redistributor and slice it up for a delicious and flavorful meal.

Substitutions:

  • Bourbon– you can use ½ cup orange juice and add 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
  • Brown sugar– you can substitute this for brown coconut sugar or Lankanto Brown Sugar if you are cutting down on sugar
  • Fig preserves– when you can’t get your hands on these, or don’t like them, you can swap these out for peach or apricot preserves. 

 

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Double Smoked Ham Recipe FAQ:

Q1. What is the suggested cooking temperature for the twice-smoked glazed ham?

A1. The suggested cooking temperature for the twice-smoked glazed ham is 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q2. What is the recommended cooking time for the twice-smoked glazed ham?

A2. The recommended cooking time for the twice-smoked glazed ham is 3-4 hours, depending on the size of the ham.

Q3. Can I substitute the bourbon in the glaze recipe?

A3. Yes, you can substitute the bourbon with 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.

Q4. What are some recommended sides to serve with the twice-smoked glazed ham?

A4. Some recommended sides to serve with the twice-smoked glazed ham include biscuits, mac n cheese, baked beans, roasted veggies, and glazed carrots.

Q5. What tools are recommended for making the twice-smoked glazed ham? A5. Some recommended tools for making the twice-smoked glazed ham include a large foil roasting pan or cast-iron skillet, a basting brush, a sauce pot, a whisk, and an instant-read thermometer.

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double smoked ham recipe

Bourbon Fig Glazed Double Smoked Ham Recipe


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  • Author: Robyn

Description

This bourbon fig glazed double smoked ham recipe will the star of your next Holiday or anytime as this Ham recipe is one of the most flavorful, crowd pleasing proteins you can cook! Heating it on the smoker with this umami packed glaze makes this an epic way to celebrate any special occasion or holiday.


Ingredients

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Bourbon Glaze

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup fig preserves 
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

optional ingredients:

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce

Instructions

Ham Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine Sunshine State of Mind with nutmeg, brown sugar, and paprika. 
  2. Cover the ham in the rub liberally, being sure to get it into the spiral cuts
  3. Place ham into a cast iron skillet or foil pan and place onto the grill
  4. Cook the ham until internal temperature reaches 90 degrees, then coat with half the glaze
  5. Continue cooking then coat with the remaining glaze once it hits 100 degrees
  6. Once it has reached 140, pull it off the grill and enjoy

Glaze Directions:

  1. Put the whisky in a heavy bottomed pan and reduce by half
  2. Add all other ingredients to the pan and whisk together until combined
  3. Reduce glaze until it has reached desired thickness, I usually bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes

 

 

 

Bourbon Fig Glazed Double Smoked Ham Recipe
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