Prepare Your Own Glazed Ham Wherever and Whenever You Want It

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Recipe From Pete

There’s no doubt that Americans
love meat, with ham being one of the favorites. Ham is especially famous for
being a staple of the old-fashioned American breakfast, commonly paired with
In addition, ham is one of the mainstays on a Christmas table when the holidays
roll in. Its smoky and sweet flavor is very hard to resist.

However, most recipes with ham
are loaded with unhealthy ingredients, not to mention that most ham products
are also highly processed. But don’t worry — if you’re looking for a delicious
and healthy ham recipe you can cook for your family, try this glazed ham recipe
from Pete Evans.

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Serves: 15
to 20

time: 15 minutes

time: 90 minutes


11 pounds cooked, cold leg of ham

3 large apples of your
choice, halved

3 peaches, halved and stoned


3/4 cup honey

Zest and juice of 1 orange

1 1/2 teaspoons ground
yellow mustard seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the ham by lifting off the skin but leaving
the fat. Score a diamond pattern into the fat. (This helps to open the ham
up and allow the
flavor to penetrate into the meat.)

To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients with
3 tablespoons of water in a bowl and mix well.

4. Spread the glaze over the ham. Place
the ham in a roasting tin and pour in water to a depth of about 1 inch.

5. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the
oven and scatter the apples and peaches around the ham.

Return to the oven and bake for another 30 to 60
minutes, basting the fruit and ham from time to time. (Be careful not to
let the ham burn.) Cover with foil and set aside in a warm place to rest
for 15 minutes before slicing.

Slice the ham and serve with the spiced fruit.

Why Should You Avoid Processed Meats?

Ham may be one of the most loved meat
products around the world. Americans are said to eat about 193 sandwiches a
year, with ham being one of the most popular sandwich filling.[ii]
The only problem is ham is highly processed, with almost all the ham in the
market loaded with harmful preservatives.

In addition, the majority of processed
meats available in the market today come from concentrated
animal feeding programs (CAFOs)
. This means only one thing: You’re
getting low-quality meat filled with antibiotics and hormones. What’s more, the
animals are kept in confined spaces and forced to live the rest of their lives
in poor and inhumane conditions
[DRFS1] .

If you want to keep yourself healthy, it would be a good
idea to steer as far away from these processed meats as possible. The good news
is there are different alternatives to eating processed meat, including ham.
You can make your own ham at home, like this recipe, and avoid exposure to
synthetic and harmful ingredients.

You Can Go a Long Way With Spices

All throughout history, spices
have given us a great deal of flavor — from the trades centuries ago to their
eventual widespread use today. Spices are famous for improving the taste of foods,
and they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients that we all need.
Here are some of the health benefits you can get from the spices used in this

Helps improve
glucose metabolism.
Cinnamon can help prevent blood sugar fluctuations by
improving the way your cells use up glucose. This can help in preventing diabetes and other chronic
lifestyle diseases. [iii]

oral health.
Allspice and nutmeg contain antibacterial properties that can
regulate the bacterial load in your mouth, limiting your risk of cavities and
gum problems. [iv]

protect against inflammation.
Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory
properties that down-regulate inflammatory cytokines, which is especially
beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and
other inflammatory conditions.[v]

Helps improve
Cinnamon promotes better digestion and nutrient absorption in
the gut, while clove is a carminative, which means that it helps prevent gas.
Both spices have antibacterial and antiseptic properties that may help ease digestive
tract infections. [vi]

with pain management.
Mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg all have
properties that help in pain alleviation. The chemical components in mustard
seeds may ease pain by promoting endorphin release in the nerve cells, while cinnamon,
nutmeg and cloves help stop inflammation, effectively reducing the cause of

Are You Eating Fake Honey?

There’s no question that honey is
one of the most popular natural ingredients around the world. It’s famous for
its sweet taste and the numerous health benefits it offers. The problem is that
not all honey products available in the market are high-quality and good for

About 75 percent of the honey
found in grocery stores is either ultra-processed or adulterated. While some
people might think that processing just makes sure that they’re getting
untainted honey, the truth is that this process renders the honey sterile. These
products are not only ultra-refined, but they are also void of almost all the
health benefits that honey boasts[DRFS2] . In addition, adulterated honey is often mixed
with sugar syrup, water, sand, sawdust or other materials to increase the profits
of producers. [viii]

The good news is that there are
easy ways to identify real, pure honey apart from adulterated honey. Some of
these include the following tests:[ix]

When you put a drop of real honey on your thumb, it will stay intact.
Adulterated honey will spill or spread around.

Add 1 tablespoon of honey to a glass of water and check whether it
settles at the bottom or dissolves in water. Real honey will settle, while
adulterated honey will mix with the liquid.

Dip a dry matchstick into the honey and strike it on the matchbox.
Real honey is flammable and does not contain moisture, allowing the matchstick
to catch fire.

If you want the highest quality
honey that you can get your hands on, farmers markets, co-ops and natural
stores are stocked with good quality raw honey. However, make sure that you’re
getting your supply from trustworthy sources.

About Pete Evans

Pete Evans is an internationally renowned chef
who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to create a healthy cookbook that’s
loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes, ideal for people who want to switch
to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook” is the perfect tool
to help get you started on your ketogenic journey. CLICK HERE to order your
copy now.

Pete has had numerous noteworthy contributions to
the culinary world. He has not only cooked for the general public, but he’s
also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and Princess of Denmark, a private
dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented his hometown at the gala GʼDay
USA dinner for 600 in New York City.

Pete’s career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances
including Lifestyle channel’s “Home” show, “Postcards from Home,” “FISH,” “My
Kitchen Rules” and “A Moveable Feast.”

Source:: Mercola Health Articles