Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses - The Kilted Chef

Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses

Your Easter ham couldn’t be simpler, or more delicious, than this country ham with mustard and molasses.

Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses - The Kilted Chef

This country ham with mustard and molasses is a recipe from Chef Alain Bossé, also known as The Kilted Chef and is featured in his cookbook, The Acadian Kitchen. With this country ham recipe Chef Alain shows how a spectacular main course can be very simple. So relax and enjoy this easy recipe for your next family feast.

The Acadian Kitchen

We caught up with Chef Alain last week  to talk about molasses.

Did you grow up eating molasses?

Chef Alain: “Yes it was a staple in our home…There is no doubt this ham recipe from my new book was done on special occasions.”

Do you have a favourite molasses recipe?

Chef Alain: “My favorite is hot bread, butter and molasses, and recipes for good old fashioned oat and molasses bread. My Mom’s molasses candy or molasses poured on snow was always a treat (also in my book).”

Are there any strange ways that molasses was used around your home when you were growing up?

Chef Alain: “My dad use to mix the molasses with peanut butter to stretch the peanut butter. Now I still do it, just because I love it.”

What’s your favourite thing about molasses?

Chef Alain: “It is versatile, fun to eat and experiment with. I truly feel molasses is timelessly fun to eat.”

Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses - The Kilted Chef

 

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Country Ham with Mustard & Molasses

Country ham with mustard and molasses: easy and delicious. Made with just a few ingredients, this recipe is a family favourite.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3:30
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x
  • Category: Savoury dishes

Ingredients

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  • 5 to 7 lb smoked bone-in ham*
  • 1 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 cups Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Place ham in a large roasting pan with bone facing up.
  3. Use a paring knife to score the skin of the ham, pour mustard over the ham and massage it into the all crevices.
  4. Pour molasses on top allowing it to run down the sides of the ham.
  5. Add water to the bottom of the roasting pan, add in carrots and onions. Sprinkle with pepper.
  6. Roast the ham for 2 hours.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 250°F and cook for an additional hour.
  8. Rotate the pan every hour or so; use a turkey baster to baste the ham with pan juices every 30 minutes.

 

*If you’re cooking a smaller ham adjust the mustard, molasses and water amounts accordingly. Carrot and onion amounts can stay the same. Pepper can be reduced.

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Comments

  • March 30, 2021
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    When I visit Canada and try the Crosby’s molasses, I can’t believe I ate it in so many ways growing up. I prefer golden syrup as in the UK or Australia but I don’t doubt that my parents, relatives, etc. got their minerals from Crosby’s molasses esp. during the Depression when the rations were oats and molasses.

  • July 2, 2019
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    Mmmm love molasses….my friend has a waxed container of cooking molasses in her kitchen cupboard that expired in 2014!! She only uses no more than about 1/4 cup with any recipes that she makes…..sometimes only a tablespoonful! She has been using it from time to time with no ill effects. I’m not sure this is safe? She does not listen to me of course! Can you tell me if she should throw this out or continue using it?
    Thank you for all these delicious recipes!

    June Bonfield, Kitchener, Ontario Canada

    • April 15, 2022
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      Janette Davidson

      We love the Kilted Chef’s recipe for ham with molasses and mustard !

  • April 19, 2019
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    Camelot5

    My favourite Easter Meal is and has always been Ham and Scalloped Potatos!

  • April 19, 2019
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    JoKing

    My favourite Easter meal would be rack of lamb.

  • April 19, 2019
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    Cassandra D

    Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham with green bean casserole and macaroni and cheese with a pecan pie.

  • April 19, 2019
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    Lucinda Irving

    Favorite Easter Meal is ham scalloped potatoes and carrots

  • April 19, 2019
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    My Easter meal always includes Ham with a molasses glaze and scallop potatoes, perogies, and cabbage rolls

  • April 19, 2019
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    Pierre

    Favourite Easter meal is Turkey with all the trimmings!

  • April 17, 2019
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    Ham dinner is my favourite Easter meal

  • April 17, 2019
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    Kathryn Germain

    I love this ham for Easter

  • April 17, 2019
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    Dayle B.

    My families favorite meal is a tasty cooked ham. Like your molasses ham recipe.
    Also, my mother’s old fashioned ginger cookie recipe using Crosby’s molasses is still a hit for a tasty zesty cookies.

    • March 26, 2022
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      Cindy M

      Hi Dayle ….sounds like your mother’s old fashioned Ginger cookies woul be deliscious….would love to try out her recipe

  • April 17, 2019
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    Dayle B.

    Crosby’s high quality products have been my families favorite for years. Like the recipe section and will check out the e-books too. thanks for the useful giveaway.

  • April 17, 2019
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    Shirley

    I like ham this sounds delicious

  • April 17, 2019
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    Sherri McKibben

    It’s all about chocolate.

  • April 17, 2019
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    valerie

    My fave meal is and always will be turkey

  • April 15, 2019
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    Alice Reed

    I love Crosby’s molasses, I remember my mother always used it for her cookies & baking bread. I loved it on my homemade bread as a child. Now I enjoy making some of the same things using Crosby’s molasses with my own grandchildren.

  • April 15, 2019
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    Ray Post

    Very NICE!

  • April 15, 2019
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    Love all things with Crosby’s molasses. Recipes are great.

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