Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
6 to 8 pounds fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
Whole cloves, if desired
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic or cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
Orange slices, if desired
Maraschino cherries, if desired
Heat oven to 325ºF. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow
roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of
ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Cover loosely and bake 1
1/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until thermometer reads 135°F.
(13 to 17 minutes per pound).
About 20 minutes before ham is done, remove from oven. Pour
drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Cut uniform diamond
shapes on fat surface of ham. Insert clove into each diamond. Stir
together brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; pat or brush on ham. Bake
uncovered 20 minutes longer.
Cover ham and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads
140°F. Garnish with orange
slices and cherries.
Makes 12 servings