Southern Comfort Glazed Ham

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Southern Comfort Glazed Ham

Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving. Well, the first of two, anyway – the joys of being a 2-nationality marriage! Last week was Canadian, then we celebrate US Thanksgiving in November. Life is good 🙂

Anyway, we decided to have a ham for Canadian, turkey for American this year. For the ham, we were trying to pick out which whiskey we wanted for my usual ham glaze – we didn’t have any Jack Daniels, and my husband’s usual whiskeys are too peaty.

I had a crazy idea: what about Southern Comfort? The fruitiness of it would work well with the flavours of both the ham, and my usual glaze ingredients.

…it was fantastic! I made a HUGE Southern Comfort glazed ham, using the leftovers for a big batch of French Canadian Pea Soup, one of my ultimate favourite comfort foods. (Just be sure to cut off the “crust” of the ham you’ll be using in the soup – I’m not big on mixing the flavours of the glaze into it!)


A note on Southern Comfort: Southern Comfort is a spirit that is tends to be distilled from – in part – fermented wheat. While it doesn’t cause a reaction in MOST people with gluten sensitivities – and the leading Celiac associations have deemed it gluten-free – a few experts disagree. If you have noticed a reaction, or just want to play it extra safe, it could be a good idea forgo it in favour of juice, rum or brandy.

Southern Comfort Glazed Ham

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2 thoughts on “Southern Comfort Glazed Ham

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the laugh and the recipe. I am in charge of cooking the ham tomorrow. I was looking at some of the glaze recipes and based upon the flavoring, SoCo came to mind – my favorite sipping beverage. I announced to my wife that I am going to use SoCo on the ham, when she suggested, don’t tell your mother. Then I thought, if I came up with SoCo as an idea, I’m sure someone else thought of it first! And you did.

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