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THE PERFECT HAM FOR THE PERFECT OCCASION.


Special occasions call for a special ham. Over half a century ago, Hormel Foods set out to make a ham that was extra special, one that perfectly met consumer expectations and preferences. We consulted a panel of 1,000 women and, inspired by their ideas, created the perfect ham—CURE 81® ham. Made with handcrafted care by our Curemaster, every CURE 81® ham promises to deliver the premium quality and flavor ham lovers desire. Each ham comes individually stamped with the Curemaster’s signature to personally guarantee its goodness and tenderness. With a passion for perfection, our Curemaster stands behind every ham that sits at your table.

PERFECT HAM RECIPES

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Sweet Wine and Mustard Ham

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 (750ml) bottle sweet white wine, divided
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
¾ cup whole grain mustard
1 (16-pound) HORMEL® CURE 81® Bone-In Whole Ham


Directions:

In small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until softened.
Add 1 cup wine, honey, thyme and crushed red peppers. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Remove from heat. Stir in mustard. Divide mixture in half.
Heat ham according to package directions. Use remaining wine instead of water in pan. Baste ham with one half of mustard mixture and wine from pan during cooking.
Serve ham with remaining mustard mixture. Serves 12.  


 
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Peach Ginger Glazed Ham

Ingredients:

1 HORMEL® CURE 81® Ham
2 teaspoons whole cloves
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown mustard
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup peach nectar
1 cup peach preserves
5 cups frozen peach slices
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root  
1 hot cherry pepper, seeded and minced
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick


Directions:

1. Heat the oven to 300°F Use knife to score top of ham in a diamond pattern. Press cloves into the ham and place on roasting rack. 
2. Bake for 1 ½ to 2 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature of the ham has reached 140°F
3. Mix together the cinnamon, mustard and ½ cup of brown sugar in a cup or small bowl. Set aside. In saucepan over medium heat, mix together the remaining brown sugar, cider vinegar, peach nectar and peach preserves. Bring to a boil. Stir in the sliced peaches, ginger, cherry pepper and the cinnamon stick. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the peaches are tender and the sauce has thickened. 
4. Remove ham from the oven and brush liberally with the mustard glaze. Increase the oven temperature to 300°F and return ham to the oven, uncovered.
5. Bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes, or until glaze is bubbly. Allow the ham to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Serve with hot peach-Ginger sauce.


 
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Cranberry Glazed Ham

Ingredients:

1 HORMEL® CURE 81® Boneless Whole Ham
1 can (14 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1 tablespoon zest and 3 tablespoons juice from 1 orange
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Directions:

Heat oven to 325°F.
Place HORMEL® CURE 81® Boneless Ham in shallow pan. Score ham; cover with foil. Bake 1-½ hours. Meanwhile, microwave remaining ingredients in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 to 45 seconds, or until cranberry sauce is melted. Reserve 1-¾ cups cranberry mixture.
Remove foil from ham. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until ham is heated through, brushing with remaining cranberry mixture every 20 minutes.
Transfer ham to cutting board; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 15 min. Slice ham; serve with reserved cranberry mixture.


THE PERFECT OCCASION

HOW TO GLAZE YOUR HAM

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Tip 1:
Increase the oven temp. to 425ºF and mix the glaze pack as directed.

Tip 2:
Remove the ham from the oven and spread the glaze over the entire ham. Place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Tip 3:
When basting your ham, use a rubber baster. It’s easier to clean and won’t leave behind bristles!


ENTERTAINING TIPS

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Tip 1:
Prep as much food as you can the day before. This will make the day-of easier and less stressful. Less time cooking means more time with your guests!

Tip 2:
Layer your linens. Pair a simple tablecloth with patterned linens to add sophistication and pops of color to your table.

Tip 3:
Match your serving platters with the season or event. For example, use a wooden serving platter for a rustic event. For a more traditional setting, use a silver platter.


THE FINAL TOUCH

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Tip 1:
To get a juicier, more flavorful ham, glaze throughout cooking process. Set one timer for the whole ham, and a second timer for every 30 minutes to glaze.

Tip 2:
Garnish ham with herbs or produce that’s in season for a pop of color, such as squash, blood oranges or pomegranates.

Tip 3:
Use fresh ingredients from your ham glaze to garnish. Not only will it look good, no ingredients will go to waste.


OUR HERITAGE

THE CUREMASTER

In the early ‘60s, we created the perfect ham. We called it CURE 81® ham. Then we put a Curemaster in charge to personally oversee the entire ham-making process. Today, Brian Hendrickson holds this important title, making sure all CURE 81® hams are expertly hand-trimmed for leanness, carefully cured and smoked over natural hardwood chips and packaged for goodness. Hams that meet the highest of standards for taste, texture and color are individually registered and stamped with the Curemaster’s signature—personally guaranteeing our ham’s premium quality.


READ THE CUREMASTER STORY HERE.

THE LEGACY

The Curemasters: bringing a half-century of excellence to the table.


 
Brian Hendrickson (2008-PRESENT)
Rich Chuick (2006-2008)
Larry Huston (2001-2006)
Art Goembel (1990-2001)
Les Colling (1977-1990)
Al Fleiner (1973-1977)
Doc Cipra (1963-1973)

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

HAMS FOR HUNGER

When you purchase a HORMEL® CURE 81® ham, it’s a small decision that can make a big difference. That’s because we share our food products to support the fight against hunger. In a local hunger relief effort called HORMEL® CURE 81® Hams for Hunger. Each year, Hormel Foods and grocery stores in all 50 states partner to donate premium HORMEL® CURE 81® hams to those in need. More than $12 million dollars in hams have been donated since the program's inception. Your participation is simple. By choosing HORMEL® CURE 81® hams for your table this season, you’ll be helping improve someone else’s holiday.
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FISHER HOUSE

We’re committed to serving those who’ve served. That’s why we support The Fisher House Foundation, a network of comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay while a loved one is receiving care. Each year for Easter, we donate full Easter meals—each including HORMEL® CURE 81® ham—to feed every Fisher House throughout the nation. We’re proud of the program’s impact and the positive response we’ve received. By giving the gift of food, we give service member families the opportunity to eat together for the Easter holiday.

NEW PREMIUM HORMEL® CURE 81® CHERRYWOOD HAM

Our Cherrywood Ham’s sweet, smoky flavor brings delicious notes to your holiday meal. Enjoy the irresistible taste in this handcrafted, bone-in, spiral sliced ham.


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