Thursday, December 17, 2009

How To BakeYour Holiday Ham

Baked Christmas Ham

1 - Whole Ham or Butt Portion
1 - Jar Dijon/Creole Style Mustard
2 - cups Apricot Jam
1/2 cup dry sherry or balsamic vinegar

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil. Put ham on the foil, fat side up. Wrap well with another piece of foil. Bake for 17 1/2 minutes per pound ( 10lb. ham - 3 hours).
  • Remove from oven, unwrap, & with a large, sharp knife cut off the rind & all but 1/4 inch of fat.
  • Make a glaze by combining the remaining ingredients.
  • Score the fat in a diamond pattern, making the lines 3/4" inch apart.
  • Stud with whole cloves.
  • Pour out any pan juices - lightly coat ham with glaze & return to the oven.
  • Every 15 minutes, spoon more glaze over ham.
  • Ham should be done in 1 hour.
  • Remove to a serving platter until ready to carve.
Slice & Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of The Martha Stewart Cookbook. Thanks, Martha!