Glazed Smoked Ham
A simple glaze over smoked ham makes a very easy special occasion meal.
1 (12-pound) fully cooked smoked ham
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 teaspoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup whole cloves
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
- Trim fat from ham (if necessary) leaving a 1/3-inch layer. Score fat into a diamond pattern across the top surface about 1/4-inches deep.
- In bowl combine sugar and dry mustard; add vinegar and stir mixture until it forms a paste. Spread over top and sides of ham.
- Stud center of each diamond with a clove. Bake ham according to package directions or place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover with foil (optional) and bake ham in middle of oven, approximately 15 to 20 minutes per pound or until meat thermometer reads 140°F (60°C), basting occasionally. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of cooking to brown.
- When ham is done, remove from oven and let stand, covered loosely, 20 minutes before carving.
Makes 4 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.