Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Well, it is that time of year again and you are here looking for the perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal. I am happy to report you landed in the right spot. Double smoking a ham is just a fancy way to describe warming up your pre-cooked ham in a smoker to add a kiss of additional smoke before serving. Throw in a thick maple bourbon glaze and this will be your go-to holiday meal from now on. Now sit back, grab a glass of your favorite chardonnay, and enjoy this post for Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

For this recipe I am using a Snake River Farms Kurobuta bone-in ham. If you are able, pick yourself up one using the link and the code 10BUDDHA at checkout. However, any pre-cooked ham will work with this recipe.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

To get started, apply a slather using yellow mustard to the outside of the ham. Then using a mix of salt, pepper, and paprika cover the outside of the ham. Let sit at room temperature while you prep the drip pan.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Now add 3 cups of apple juice to the drip pan.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Rough chop an onion and add that to the pan of apple juice. This additional step adds an element of savoriness to the drip pan allowing for a gravy, braise, or basting liquid to be used later.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Now place your ham on the roasting rack and go setup the Big Green Egg.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Fill the Big Green Egg with lump charcoal adding 3 chunks of wood into the charcoal. For this cook I used hickory wood chunks. Light the lump charcoal and set the temperature to 275°.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Once the temp is stable, and you see clean smoke coming from the Big Green Egg, it is time to place the ham inside uncovered for 2 hours.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

At the 2 hour mark, cover the ham with foil allowing the steam from below to impart flavor and texture in to the ham. Cook like this for another hour.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

While the ham is cooking for the hour covered with foil, it is time to make the glaze. Add the brown sugar, pineapple juice, maple syrup, bourbon, Dijon, and cinnamon to a sauce pan and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the glaze starts to thicken. This should be about 30 minutes. Make sure you are stirring constantly so the sugar doesn’t burn.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

After the ham has cooked for an hour covered, it is time to remove the foil and apply the glaze.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Let the ham cook for another 30 minutes uncovered until the internal temperature measures 140° using a instant read thermometer.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Once you hit the 140° temperature, pull the ham from the Big Green Egg and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

This recipe is sweet and savory with just the right amount of additional smoker flavor imbued in to the ham. The perfect centerpiece for your Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner.

Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg

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This is the perfect ham recipe for any holiday gathering. Double Smoked Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham on the Big Green Egg takes you from start to finish ending with the perfect centerpiece for your table.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 Snake River Farms Kurobuta Bone-in Ham
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Rub:
  • 1 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbs kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Drip Pan:
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 1 yellow onion
Instructions
  1. Setup your Big Green Egg for indirect cooking and preheat BGE to 275°
  2. Add 3 chunks of smoking wood to lump charcoal
  3. Rub the ham with a mustard slather and apply rub to the outside
  4. Put ham on roasting pan rack with apple juice and yellow onion in pan below
  5. Cook uncovered for 2 hours
  6. Cover the ham with foil and cook another hour
  7. Add the glaze ingredients to a sauce pan, mix well, bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and reduce until the glaze thickens (about 30 minutes)
  8. Uncover the ham, glaze and cook for 30 minutes until internal temp is 140°

 

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