This simple yet delicious recipe was introduced to us over 10 Thanksgivings ago by The Doc’s husband.  It was such a hit that it has since been a must-have dish at all our holiday dinners!   The combination of sweet and savory is amazing, and what’s even more amazing is that it’s super easy to make!  Who doesn’t like that?

Half a bone-in or boneless holiday smoked ham
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of light brown sugar.

1) Cut the ham into thin-steak-style slices (about 1/16 of an inch). Layer the bottom of a baking dish with the slices. Put a thin piece of butter and a pinch of brown sugar over each piece. Layer again & repeat until you can’t layer any more.caramelized-holiday-hamcaramelized-holiday-hamcaramelized-glazed-holiday-ham

2) Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, rotating/flipping the layers every 20 minutes, so that all the pieces get cooked in that delicious butter.  After the hour is up, remove the foil and let it caramelize in the oven for another 10 minutes, rotating/flipping half way through.caramelized-holiday-ham

Ladies & gentlemen, you’ve got yourself the best holiday ham you’ve ever tasted (at least we think so)!caramelized-holiday-ham

We highly recommend having it as a slider in a Hawaiian roll with mac and cheese. So good! The Teach’s husband likes to add stuffing and cranberry sauce in his slider. The sky’s the limit! Happy Holidays, everyone!

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