Sugar Free Keto Glazed Ham
A festive ham is a much loved addition to many holiday tables the world over. This sugar free keto glazed ham is super simple and seriously tasty.
Pre-keto I was always making blood orange or apricot glazed ham at Christmas time. So many people think that following the keto lifestyle that you have to miss out on great dishes like this. Well, no we do not. What’s more is that even your non-keto “sugar loving” family wont know the difference.
KETO GLAZED HAM INGREDIENTS
To make a keto glazed ham does not take a lot of ingredients. All these keto ingredients can be sourced from your local supermarkets. I have to say I do prefer the Sukrin Gold sweetener due to its almost authentic brown sugar qualities. Currently Sukrin is only available online or in a few select stores across Australia it is well worth purchasing, otherwise grab a bag of Lakanto Gold at Woolworths or iHerb.
Here is the ingredients used
- 1/4 cup butter (60g)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced, I love Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste
- 1/4 cup gold sweetener, I use Sukrin Gold or Lakanto Gold
- Zest and juice of 1 blood orange or navel orange
- 1/4 cup Chicken Bone Broth (60g)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (36g)
- Cloves for decorating
HOW TO MAKE A KETO HAM GLAZE
This sugar free glaze for ham is super simple to make. Please add more ginger paste if you want a stronger ginger flavour throughout the glaze. You can carefully taste the glaze at any point during making it and adjust any flavours to suit your personal taste.
- To make the sugar free glaze for ham; melt butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add ginger; sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
- Add the sweetener and stir for about 1-2 minutes or until sweetener has dissolved.
- Stir through remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce has reduced to a thick glaze. Reserve.
HOW TO PREPARE A BAKED HAM
Preparing a baked ham takes only a little bit of time and care.
Firstly, using a sharp small knife, run the tip of blade across the knuckle end and just slice through the skin, careful not to cut all the way through fat. Use the knife to lift a flap of the skin from one side and gently pull the skin off the reveal the fat underneath.
Using just the tip of the blade score the fat (only slicing part of the way through) into a diamond pattern.
Once completed lift the scored ham onto a baking paper lined tray.
Cover and bake for 1 hour at 160℃.
Remove the ham from the oven and stud with cloves in the centre of each diamond and brush with the sugar free glaze.
Return the keto glazed ham to the oven and bake for a further 45 minutes to 1 hour, glazing twice at 15 minute intervals.
The ham is ready when warmed through and glaze has caramelised. rest for 20 minutes before carving.
KETO GLAZED HAM SIDES SUGGESTIONS
A keto glazed ham can be enjoyed at any time of year but if you are looking for great keto Easter recipes, keto Thanksgiving recipes, or even keto Christmas recipe ideas you will want a lot of keto side recipes to also have with this delicious baked ham recipe.
So I have put together a little round up of some great keto sides to enjoy from some of the best in keto bloggers across the globe. Is there not a better way to enjoy our very special keto glazed ham with a little help from our family and friends around the world lol. So here is some absolute delicious keto inspiration for holiday keto side dish recipes.
- Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Creamed Spinach
- Keto Potato Salad
- Three Cheese Brussel Sprouts Gratin
- Sauteéd Green Beans with Garlic
- Green Beans Almondine
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Pan Roasted Asparagus
- French Canadian Meat Pie
- Cauliflower Dauphinoise
KETO BAKED HAM GLAZE VARIATIONS
For my keto glazed ham recipe I chose to use blood oranges and ginger to flavour but either of these could easily be exchanged for other ingredients to make a completely different kind of keto glaze recipe altogether.
Here are a few of my favourite flavour combos and how to implement them.
KETO APRICOT & RUM GLAZED HAM RECIPE
Soak 6-8 dried apricots in 1/4 cup of bourbon or rum overnight. Blend in a food processor and cook as per recipe below. While apricots generally have about 3g net carbs used in a recipe like this and the amount servings the carbs will still be very minimal.
KETO MAPLE GLAZED HAM RECIPE
Omit blood orange and ginger and add 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup in its place. Reduce the glaze as per the recipe.
KETO MARMALADE GLAZED HAM RECIPE
Omit blood orange and ginger and add 4 tablespoons sugar marmalade (Hawthorne Hill Sugar Free Marmalade) in its place. Reduce the glaze as per the recipe.
HUNGRY FOR MORE
As I already said a sugar free keto glazed ham is a perfect holiday and keto entertaining recipe. Here are some great desserts to enjoy in the holidays as well. I have to make sure I have got you covered for all your keto holidays and when the friends and family pop around for some laughs and eats.
- Baked Mascarpone Cheesecake
- White Christmas
- Caramel Filled Egg
- Sugar Free Pavlova
- Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
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SUGAR FREE KETO GLAZED HAM
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a large roasting pan with baking paper.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer the glaze until it reduces to a thick silky consistency. Set aside.
- Run a small sharp knife over the flap of skin on the ham. Using your fingers, separate skin from fat. Remove and discard skin. Lightly score the ham all over in a diamond pattern.
- Brush the ham with the glaze and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of the ham increase the time) basting every 10-15 minutes with the glaze.
- Remove the ham from oven and decorate with cloves. Brush with the glaze and bake a further 20-30 minutes. Rest ham for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Baked ham is best consumed within 4 days of storing in the fridge.
The ham can be sliced or cut into large pieces and stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. SWEETENERS
Any sweetener can be used in this recipe but remember to adjust according to the sweetness level of the sweetener. Sukrin syrups or sugar-free maple syrup can also be used.