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Old 04-13-2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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vitafiber ham glaze?

Any ideas on how to do this? I'm trying to get something similar to a Honey Baked ham glaze where the crust is a little crunchy.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:41 AM   #2
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I have a bunch of glazed ham recipes, but none with Vitafiber. I make "honey" mustard with mustard + Vitafiber + sweetener. However, the resulting delicious concoction is not crunchy. I have seen people use sugar free jam to make a sticky glaze. Let us know is you figure out something good.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:49 AM   #3
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Yes it is definitely a combination you have to work with. Vitafiber candy is made when you combine the syrup, powder and erythritol, so I would probably start there and start experimenting.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
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If you've ever watched how they make those honey-glazed hams, they PACK sugar on the outside and then hit it with a propane torch until it turns caramelized and bubbly. I'm not familiar with Vitafiber, having never purchased it, so I'm not sure what properties it has - but if it will caramelize, you might be able to do something similar using the broiler? I dunno, just yakkin'!

I'll be interested in hearing how it comes out if you decide to experiment with it.

Me, I use 2 parts SF jam (either apricot or orange marmalade, usually) to 1 part liquid - white wine, beer, SF soda, or even just water - heat in the microwave and pour that over the ham about 30 minutes before it is due to come out of the oven. Easy and tasty, but it's not crunchy.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #5
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Tagatose caramelizes better than sugar. Maybe you could use a brown sugar recipe and substitute with tagatose mixed with a little molasses. If you do try this, cook for less time or at a lower temperature or both.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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So I gave it a try.... epic fail. I used the nut brittle recipe (minus the nuts of course) and added in the spices that Honey Baked ham uses. The flavor of the glaze was good but it was not crunchy like a Honey Baked ham. I have to admit that I am not an expert low carb cook like many of you so if anybody has any ideas for next time, please let me know.
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Could you show us the recipe that you used?
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:20 PM   #8
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I believe it was the one that you found.

VitaFiber Almond Brittle Rossella Body Building Pantry

70 g Vitafiber powder
45 g Vitafiber syrup
Your favorite sweetener, to taste
90 g almonds
1 pinch salt (optional)
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
In a glass bowl, combine almonds, Vitafiber powder and syrup, salt. Cook in microwave for 4 to 5 minutes on High: mixture should be bubbly. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Quickly stir in baking soda and your favorite sweetener just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Break into pieces.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:36 PM   #9
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Maybe isomalt added to VF would give a crunchiness??? dunno, just guessing here.
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