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Indian Citrus, Raisin and Honey Glazed City Ham With Baby Carrot

6 lbs ham (Any will do, follow cooking instructions for the type of ham)
3 small onions
3 fresh cayenne peppers
3 Thai chiles (any pepper will do here)
3 lbs baby carrots
2 large navel oranges or 4 -5 clementines
1 (16 ounce) jar apricot preserves
34 cup white raisins
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons local raw honey
1 tablespoon garam masala (or use your favorite curry)
2 teaspoons allspice
12 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon blood orange olive oil (or olive oil with zest of 1 orange)
12 cup cream sherry
whole cloves


Chop onions and peppers and saute in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add zest of 1 orange and juice from 2. Add apricot preserves, crushed pineapple with juice, sugar,cinnamon, honey, garam masala, allspice, raisins, and cream sherry. Bring to boil then let simmer until thickened/syrupy - about 20-30 minutes. Score ham and stud with clove buds, basting with a portion of the citrus glaze. (depending on ham type - cooking times will vary). For city ham, cook covered at 325 for 40 minutes, basting every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and add baby carrots. Pour remaining glaze over ham and carrots and cook for an additional 30 minutes, covered, basting every 15 minutes - be sure to stir carrots as well for even cooking. Remove foil, baste again, and cook until ham has nice caramel like glaze and carrots are tender - about 15 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes and remove cloves before serving. For added nutrition - halve brussel sprouts and cook with carrots or try parsnip! For stronger flavor - make your own garam masala fresh or toast ground masala before adding to glaze mixture.

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