Maple Beer Baked Ham

In honor of tapping season, treat your family to a sugar shack inspired meal with all the maple fixings. This maple beer baked ham is a true taste of Canada and goes great with our maple baked beans.

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 1/3 cups strong beer of your choice
1 cup chicken or beef broth
3/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada, divided
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 5 1/2 pound smoked pork shoulder (bone in)
 

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Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Add onions and garlic, sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add beer, chicken or beef broth, 1/2 cup maple syrup, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, coriander and pepper, whisking until well-combined. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add pork to pot. Return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  6. Carefully remove pork from pot and transfer to a baking dish.
  7. Continue cooking liquid until reduced by half. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup.
  8. Baste meat with maple glaze. Transfer to oven and bake until ham begins to crisp, about 20 minutes, basting with maple glaze every 5 minutes.
  9. Carve ham and serve with vegetables of your choice.
 
Pure Maple Syrup
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
Benefits of Maple
Based on Research by the Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada), maple syrups's nutritional value is superior to other common sweateners, such as honey, sugar, and even brown sugar.