Baked Ham Recipe

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Baked Ham

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at Choose a cured ham of your choice, with or without bone. There are small Virginia Brand "ham nuggets" available that weigh about 1 1/2 pounds. Make half the quantity of the glaze. Just glaze, heat, and eat!

1 cured (pre-cooked) ham
whole cloves
garlic slices, if desired

1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey, molasses, or sorghum
2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons water, sherry, brandy, or orange juice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. With a sharp knife, make diagonal slits in the top side of the ham in a diamond pattern 1/4 inch deep. Insert a clove and a sliver of garlic into the center of each diamond. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Place ham in roasting pan, using a rack if the ham has a lot of visible fat. If it is really lean, or is one of the small "nuggets" do not use a rack and put a little water in the bottom of the pan. Bake about 20 minutes. In meantime, combine the sugar, honey, vinegar, mustard and brandy. Drizzle the hot ham with the prepared glaze, and finish baking for another 30 minutes, or until ham is about 160 degrees with an instant read thermometer. Stand about 10 minutes, covered, before slicing.

Recipe created 1997-03-24.

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