Keto Christmas Ham

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    2 h 10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    2 h 25 min

Keto Christmas Ham

This Christmas ham is a great way to enjoy the holidays without compromising on your low carb diet. Tender, flavorful ham is studded with whole cloves roasted to perfection and then topped with a brown sugar glaze. The clove perfumes the entire ham with wonderful festive flavor. The recipe can be used as a base for all kinds of flavors - the only limit is your imagination. You will love this Christmas Ham paired with other low carb sides and desserts.

What other seasonings can I add?

The brown sugar glaze can have herbs steeped into it like rosemary or thyme sprigs. Not to mention other holiday spices like ground cinnamon and allspice can work well. For fruit flavors, add sugar-free jams to the glaze.

What kind of ham should I use?

Look for a spiral cut ham that has very low sugar added to the ham. Most hams will have a small amount of sugar added to the meat and usually have a glaze packet. Toss out the glaze packet and make the glaze in this recipe. If you are concerned about dairy sensitivities, replace the salted butter with water (the butter provides a more decadent glaze).

What can I serve with Low Carb Christmas Ham?

Many side dishes and desserts can pair well with ham, including Low Carb Green Bean Casserole, Low Carb Cranberry Sauce, and Keto Pumpkin Chia Puddings, which can be found here https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe/low-carb-ultimate-green-bean-casserole, https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe/low-carb-cranberry-sauce, and https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe/low-carb-pumpkin-chia-pudding.

Note - Recipe below states ground cloves, please use 1 tbsp whole cloves.

  • Net Carbs

    1.1 g

  • Fiber

    0.1 g

  • Total Carbs

    3.4 g

  • Protein

    16.5 g

  • Fats

    7.8 g

109 cals

Keto Christmas Ham

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Ingredients

  • Applewood Smoked Uncured Spiral Ham by Niman Ranch

    Applewood Smoked Uncured Spiral Ham by Niman Ranch

    8 pound

  • Cloves, Ground

    Cloves, Ground

    1 tablespoon

  • Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    Brown Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    ½ cup

  • Butter

    Butter

    2 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

2 h 25 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place the ham into a 9” x 13” casserole dish and poke the whole cloves in and around the entire ham. Cover tightly with foil. Cook according to package directions, but should be about 10-15 minutes per pound of ham.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In the meantime, make the glaze by combining the brown sugar sweetener and butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute until combined. Remove the ham from the oven and remove the foil. Brush the ham with the glaze using a silicone pastry brush.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Place the ham back into the oven uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until it is nicely browned and glazed. Serve immediately.
    Step 3

Comments 1

  • FortuitousAvocado902906

    FortuitousAvocado902906 2 years ago

    Next year!!