Plum Sauce Glazed Ham with Soy & Scallion Butter Roasted Potatoes
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Serves: 12 servings (and enough to make sandwiches with the leftovers!)
For the ham:
  • 1 spiral sliced bone-in half ham (about 10-12 pounds)
  • ⅔ cup plum sauce (for a milder flavor, substitute plum jam)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon five spice powder
For the potatoes:
  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  1. Place the ham flat-side down in a roasting pan, cover tightly in foil, and begin warming according to the package instructions. Mix together the plum sauce, honey, soy sauce, dijon, and five spice powder to make the glaze. Before the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the foil and brush the glaze all over the ham. Roast for the last 30 minutes uncovered, basting the ham with more glaze halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the potatoes on a baking sheet in olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper (Not too much! Remember, you’ll be tossing it in soy sauce, which is also salty). Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to get them to brown evenly. Toss the potatoes in the soy sauce, melted butter, and scallions. Serve alongside the ham!
  3. Note: This recipe obviously is easier if you have a double oven, but it can be done with one oven by allowing the ham to rest, covered, after it’s baked. During that time, you can roast the potatoes and serve everything together once they’re done!
Recipe by The Woks of Life at