Maple syrup and pomegranate juice make a perfect glaze for your juicy ham. Top it with crunchy pomegranate arils for the perfect finish.
This is the best maple pomegranate glazed ham for the holidays! I have a confession to make. I am a food blogger and I still struggle with getting dinner on the table every night. The past 4 months my hubby has cooked more dinners than I have while I was building out the studio and new site. Can I just be the one to tell you that it’s okay? This is real life and it’s messy sometimes.
So when you have had one too many boxed macaroni and cheese nights. When you have called your spouse and asked them….for the second time that week, to please just grab another pizza…please…be kind to yourself. You aren’t a failure and you can pick up and begin again tomorrow.
And when you have recovered yourself just a hair and can get your rear end to the grocery store and pick up just a few ingredients let’s make this.
Here it is in all its uncomplicated glory for our tired minds. Roast the ham with maple syrup and pomegranate juice. Boil it down into a sauce. No fancy stuff here, just 20 minutes and a whisk. Break open a pomegranate and sprinkle seeds into the pan and pour that beautiful sauce all over that glorious ham.
A good ham is a must. Get a nice bone in ham and into your enameled cast iron pan it goes. I personally am OBSESSED with my 6 Quart Staub Round Cocotte AKA Dutch Oven. I’m not really sure why they call them Cocotte’s instead of Dutch Oven’s but I’m going to assume it’s because they are made in France. And it makes it sound super fancy.
In full disclosure, I did get this pan for free from another gig I worked on with Staub about a year ago but this post is not sponsored by them. I just really really love this pan! If you’ve got someone you love who loves cooking or you just want to treat yourself I highly suggest you put this in your cart and make it happen. You will not regret it.
This pan was on my Christmas list for 2 years before I was able to work with Staub and my hopes did not disappoint. I also have their Oval Roasting Dish and their Small Baker and we use them constantly.
I got such a huge ham this time that it actually was a bit tall in this pan for the lid to fit. I could have cut it down but I decided to just put foil on it. Just to give you an idea of the size of the pan though my normal smaller hams fit in here with the lid on and a full chicken fits inside comfortably.
Sit down with your family and eat together. It might not happen every single night like we hope sometimes, but let’s enjoy every minute of it when it does.
- 1 bone-in ham the appropriate size for your family, I got a 10lb one for 4 people with leftovers
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- seeds from 1/2 a pomegranate
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 698Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 4436mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 101g