Simple Traditional Baked Ham

April 3, 2011 by  
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Baked country ham

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A springtime Easter favorite, this baked ham will bring ooohs and aaahs from your family members

 

Baked Easter Ham

Serves 8 – 10

Ingredients:
1 cooked bone-in ham (about 7-8lbs)
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
15 whole cloves

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325° F.

Score the surface of the ham with shallow cuts in a criss-cross pattern. Stud the ham with the whole cloves and place in a large roasting pan. Insert a cooking thermometer into the thickest part of the ham and cover loosely with foil. Bake until the thermometer shows a temperature of 135°, or about 20minutes per lb. Use the juices of the ham to baste occasionally.
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In the meantime, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk until you have a smooth paste. When the ham reaches a temperature of about 125°, take off the foil and glaze the ham all over. Continue baking until the ham reaches a temperature of 135° and is nicely browned all over.

Serve warm or cool. Great for leftovers too!

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