Maple Spice Baked Ham
Nutmeg, cloves and maple syrup give this ham a wonderful sweet and smoky flavor. Make it the centerpiece of your next holiday meal.
4 pounds fully-cooked boneless ham or smoked bone-in ham
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Place ham in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
- Optional: Decorate top of ham with pineapple rings, place a maraschino cherry inside each rings. Cover remaining top of ham with cloves.
- Sauce: In a medium bowl, combine apple juice, maple syrup, nutmeg, dry mustard and cloves. Mix well then pour over ham. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 45 minutes, or until thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Note: Directions are for a fully cooked ham. Also called “ready-to-eat” or “heat-and-serve” ham. A “cook-before-eating” ham must be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C), approximately 18 to 20 minutes per pound.