3 Ways to Spice Up Your New Year's Ham

Ham is a New Year's tradition for many, but it doesn't have to be a boring tradition. The salty, robust flavor of a juicy ham pairs perfectly with spicy and sweet sauces and spreads. Here are a few home-run recipes to serve with your ham, on the side or spread on sandwich bread. Either way, it's a great way to spice up the new year! Southern Jezebel Sauce 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1/2 cup pineapple preserves 1/2 cup apricot jam 3-10 tablespoons horseradish, depending on taste 1 teaspoon ground mustard dash of salt dash of pepper Directions In a small saucepan over low heat, stir all ingredients together, using a minimum amount of horseradish. Taste and add more horseradish if desired. I like it to give a sweet bite, with a little bit of resonating heat in the back of my mouth. (Remember, you can always add more heat, but you can’t take it out!) Hot Mustard Sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup hot water 1/4 cup vinegar Directions In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, mustard, salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Stir in hot water and vinegar over medium heat until mixture is thick and boiling. Serve as a gravy or sandwich spread. Maple Mustard Sauce 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 cup spicy mustard (dijon or deli) Directions Heat ingredients together in a sauce pan over medium heat until well combined and warm. Serve hot or cold over ham. HINT: The finer the syrup and mustard, the better and more interesting the flavor. This sauce is worth a splurge on the good stuff!
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