Glazed Ham with Red-Eye Gravy #SundaySupper ~ Nik Snacks

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The holidays are a time to gather family around the table for quality time. As I get older, when the holidays come around, the emphasis on family is more important to me. For as long as I can remember, we have had a set menu for Christmas: ham, lamb, potato salad, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, pineapple upside down cake, apple pie and gingerbread with lemon sauce. The preparation may change (I made lamb ribs one year and melted our outdoor grill) but the menu never changes, not even if we vacation away from home.


This year, I'm going to add a little something special to our holiday meal. The Sunday Supper family is partnering with one of our favorite families, Gallo Family Vineyards, to share recipes, ideas, and inspiration for pairing the new Gallo Family Vineyards holiday wine blends with memorable holiday meals and traditions. Take one of the the best parts of Christmas dinner– sweet glazed ham fortified with rich red wine–top it with a rich, flavorful gravy and you have all of the makings of a new twist to a family classic.



What makes your holidays so memorable?


Red-eye gravy is typically a thin sauce often seen in the cuisine of the Southern United States and associated with country ham. The gravy is made from the drippings sausage, country ham, bacon, or other pork, sometimes mixed with black coffee. The "red-eye" part supposedly comes from the ring of grease in the pan when the gravy is finished, but I think it's from the fact that coffee is used to deglaze the pan and make the sauce brown.

In this version, I use coffee to fortify the full-bodied, velvety richness of the Gallo Family Vineyards Red Berries & Chocolate Wine.


Glazed Ham
Serves 6-8

1 smoked, bone-in ham (8-10 lbs)
1/2 cup Gallo Family Vineyards Red Berries & Chocolate Wine
1 cup brown sugar
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of allspice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove any packaging or netting from the ham. Trim away any excess fat, leaving about a 1/4-inch layer all over.
Line a baking sheet with several sheets of aluminum foil and place the ham, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Tightly cover the ham with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

When the ham is ready, remove it from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F. Discard the foil.

Pour the glaze over the ham and return it to the oven. Bake uncovered for 55 to 60 minutes total. Let the ham rest 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.



Red Eye Gravy
Makes 2 cups

2 Tablespoons pan drippings from glazed ham
1/4 cup minced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dark coffee
1 cup Gallo Family Vineyards Red Berries & Chocolate Wine
1 1/2 Tablespoons red currant or grape jelly
3 tsp cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
salt and pepper, to taste

In a small saucepan, warm drippings over medium-high heat, and then add the onions and garlic and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Once the onions are cooked, add the coffee and wine and allow the liquid to come to a boil. Add 1 tsp water to cornstarch to make a slurry. Pour it into the saucepan and whisk vigorously. Once the gravy thickens and can coat the back of a spoon, season with salt and pepper, to taste and remove from the heat. Use the whisk to stab the butter and slowly swirl it into the pan, to finish the sauce. Hold warm until time to serve.

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Continue to make your holiday memorable with recipes and ideas from the rest of the Sunday Supper crew:

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38 comments:

Liz Berg said...

I don't know why we don't have ham more often...it seems like it just shows up on our Easter table, but I'm rethinking this tradition as your red-eye gravy looks incredible!!!

Renee said...

Okay I have to admit that I've never been a fan of red-eye gravy but this one, wow!, it is one I know I want to try and have a feeling I will love!

Renee Goerger said...

Wow! I'll bet the complexity of your gravy with the coffee and wine is amazing! I wish I had a big plate of your ham and red eyed gravy right now!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

What a great dinner! I haven't made ham in a long time! You inspired me!

Susan Pridmore said...

Wow! This looks wonderful. I love the glaze, and the red-eye gravy looks fantastic, fruity, and bright. Perfect with the ham!!!

marlene said...

We will be having ham this year and I am making your gravy.

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

That gravy...just get me a STRAW!

Bobbi Burleson said...

I love ham at the holidays and have never made red eye gravy, so I am pretty sure this will be happening this year!!

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips said...

Red Eye Gravy is on my list of things to try, and the addition of this wine sounds amazing!

Life Tastes Good said...

A good ham recipe is just what I've been looking for and don't even get me started on that gravy! Oh my yumminess that sounds perfect!!

Isabel Reis Laessig said...

Talk about taking a ham to the next level for the holidays! So glad you shared this during #SundaySupper and I can't wait to try this recipe.

Cindys Recipes and Writings said...

I like that you keep a traditional menu but switch it up a little. Red Eye Gravy just got kicked up a notch!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

I love ham w/ redeye gravy, though I haven't had it in years. The wine is a fun twist!

Martha @ A Family Feast said...

Oh my goodness - that gravy looks amazing! And the wine...I've got to try that!

Souffle Bombay said...

First time I am hearing of Red Eye Gravy, the flavors sound delicious!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Ok - I've never heard of red eye gravy either but that wine alone sounds fantastic! We do ham every year for Christmas too but I usually jut serve with Dijon mustard - will have to try this out.

The Food Hunter said...

I don't make many hams but this looks fantastic

Cookin' Canuck said...

It's so true that the emphasis of family during the holidays becomes more and more important as we get older. This looks like a wonderful gift to share with your family.

Lauren said...

I've heard that red eye gravy is all sort of awesome, but I have yet to try it. This reminds me that I should!

Brenda@SugarFreeMom said...

What a beautiful red luscious color in that gravy!

claire @ the realistic nutritionist said...

This sounds fantastic!!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes said...

I might try this for Christmas. I'm hosting this year. Love the gravy!

Paula-bell'alimento said...

I think it's time to get my glaze on.

Amanda @ The Kitcheneer said...

This looks SO good! We don't have ham that often either, but we might have to change that for some red-eye gravy!

Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic said...

Now that's a spin on red eye gravy that I can get behind! I always think of ham for Easter, and I love all the meals I get out of the leftovers. Maybe I'll have to rethink ham for Christmas, too.

Angela {Mind Over Batter} said...

I can roll with this red eye gravy! The flavors are drool worthy!! We don't have ham during Christmas time. I think it's time to embrace change. Mmm...

Back for Seconds said...

Ok, that gravy sounds awesome! What a scrumptious looking meal :)

Lora CakeDuchess said...

That Red Eye Gravy looks crazy good, Nikki! It is the perfect, luscious addition to a juicy ham!!

Basilmomma Heather Tallman said...

I love the flavor combinations you used here! Some of my favorites :)

Ginny McMeans said...

This berries and chocolate wine would put red eyed gravy over the top!

Katerina @ Diethood said...

Wow! That glaze!! This is beautiful!

melanie feehan said...

I haven't tried red eye gravy but it's on my list of things to do. It looks marvelous on that ham.

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) said...

I've never heard of red eye gravy, but this sounds delicious. And that wine! YUM.

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) said...

Ham is my most favorite Christmas food. Even more than cookies. But I wouldn't want to eat it this year without a big slathering of this gravy!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Red eye gravy is hands down my favorite!

Night Chayde said...

Oh yummy thanks girl!!


Nightchayde

Tiffany Khyla said...

I'm a fan of most recipes with wine. This look divine!

Kellie Hemmerly said...

I'm a huge fan of ham and this Red-eye gravy looks like the perfect pairing!