Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Ham

In my mind, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a really good ham at the dinner table. Although I would LOVE to go and buy an official Honey Baked Ham, I really have a hard time justifying the price, but that's just me!  So, instead, this is what will be at our table this year.  Enjoy!
6- to 8-lb fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Dash of ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 325°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone.
Bake uncovered about 1 hour 30 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F to 140°F. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Brush over ham during last 30 minutes of baking.
Cover ham loosely with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes for easier carving.

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