Maple Beer Ham

Maple Beer Baked Ham

Maple syrup is part of a complete breakfast, but there are so many tantalizing opportunities to use it in other meals. Lunch, dinner, dessert and cocktails offer canvasses that cry out for the rich flavour of maple syrup. Grab a bottle of maple syrup and try it out in our mouth-watering recipes. You’re welcome!

In honor of tapping season, treat your family to a sugar shack inspired meal with all the maple fixings. This maple beer baked ham is a true taste of Canada.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 1/3 cups strong beer of your choice (Suggestion: GoodLot Farmstead Brewing, Market Brewing Co. or The Second Wedge Brewing Co.)
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 5 1/2 pound smoked pork shoulder (bone in)


  1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Add onions and garlic, sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add beer, chicken or beef broth, 1/2 cup maple syrup, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, coriander and pepper, whisking until well-combined. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add pork to pot. Return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  6. Carefully remove pork from pot and transfer to a baking dish.
  7. Continue cooking liquid until reduced by half. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup.
  8. Baste meat with maple glaze. Transfer to oven and bake until ham begins to crisp, about 20 minutes, basting with maple glaze every 5 minutes.
  9. Carve ham and serve with vegetables of your choice.

Recipe credit – Maple from Canada

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