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How to make a Honey Baked Ham like Honey Baked Ham

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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2012

You can prepare a Honey Baked Ham just like they do. By purchasing a ham, using some sugar, and a blow torch,

Hi. This is Stephanie Manley, with CopyKat.com. Today, I'm going to show
you how to make a Honey Baked Ham just like they do, and I'm going to use a
blowtorch. Let's get started.

Cooking's fun, but cooking with a blowtorch is so much more fun. We are
going to make a lovely sugar crust on top of this ham. We're going to begin
with a couple of cups of sugar. You don't have to be real specific about
these ingredients because we're just adding a little bit of flavor. You can
add a little bit of pumpkin pie spice to this, about 1 teaspoon or 2 to the
sugar. Why I'm using pumpkin pie spice is because it has cinnamon, it has
cloves, it has ginger; it's got all the flavors that you want and associate
with the holidays. We're going to add a little bit of paprika for a little
bit of color, and we are going to add some garlic powder because garlic
makes most things better. We are just going to stir this up with our hands,
and then we are going to begin to sugarcoat our ham.

I have a blowtorch that I just bought from a hardware store. They do sell
very expensive crème Brule torches, they're much smaller, and they cost
$30, where this one costs about $10 to $15. I've had this one now for 3
years, and it has done several hams and several crème Brule, so one will
last you a really long time. A quick trip to Home Depot and you can get
started.

We're going to begin by coating it with a little bit of sugar. We're just
going to begin to caramelize the sugar. You want to keep your blowtorch
moving fairly quickly, because if you don't, the sugar will burn. Everybody
will want to be in the kitchen and help you cook today because cooking with
blowtorches is so much fun. We're just going, again, slowly heat up the
sugar to get it to caramelize. Move it quickly so it, again, doesn't burn.
Actually, I recommend doing this indoors because outdoors, it can be windy
and you'll be turning your blowtorch on and off continually.

This is a lot of fun to do at a party, because whenever you bring out fire,
everyone's an expert. Again, you're just going to buy yourself a regular
ham and hit it with a blowtorch until it's completely covered with this
lovely sugary crust. You can either bake this or not. You can eat these
cold. Hams are typically cured when you buy them; make sure that your ham's
not a raw one. If it's cured, again, you don't need to heat it up. Just
serve it cold and let people take a cold slice. You can see that the ham
has a very solid sugarcoated crust on it. Again, you can serve this hot or
you can serve it cold if you bought a cured ham; it's going to be great
either which way. Have some fun with a blowtorch in your kitchen, and you
can have a fabulous honey baked ham, just like HoneyBaked Ham.

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