Maple Beer Baked Ham

Pork / Main Courses

Metric Imperial


  • 15 ml butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 320 ml strong beer of your choice
  • 240 ml chicken or beef broth
  • 180 ml pure maple syrup from Canada, divided
  • 45 ml Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 ml coriander seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • One 2.5 kg 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.

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 and goes great with our maple baked beans.