Original Wham Bam Thank You Ham by Chef Ed

Friday, December 8, 2006


  • 1 cup Abita Root beer
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp pepper jelly
  • 1Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Chef Ed's Holiday Blend
  • 2 each cloves
  • 2 cups 10x Powdered Sugar (for later use)


  • In a large sauce pan boil root beer then add dark brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Then add bourbon pepper jelly balsamic vinegar and cloves.
  • Cook until the glaze coats the back of the spoon.
  • Then add Chef Ed's Holiday Blend cook for two more minutes.
  • Pour over ham 30 minutes before taking out of the oven. Once ham is removed and glaze is set, pack powdered sugar around ham.
  • Let set 2-3 minutes, then either broil till sugar crisps or torch.


  • Add o.j. concentrate
  • Maraschino cherry juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Creole mustard

Any of these items would be a great addition