A never-fail recipe that is a family favorite. Frequent basting during the cooking time is key to a delicious result. We can't help taking several tester bites while waiting for dinner to be ready. Makes great leftovers for sandwiches. A Maritime tradition with home-baked beans and bakery fresh bread. Also fantastic with potato scallop and buttered green beans.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Whisk beer, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.

  • Place ham cut side up in a large roasting pan; pour beer mixture over ham.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until ham begins to brown, about 15 minutes, basting 4 to 5 times.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cover roasting pan with lid or aluminum foil.

  • Continue to bake until ham is heated through, about 90 minutes more, basting frequently.

  • Remove lid and bake until ham is well browned, about 15 minutes more. Allow ham to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

Editor's Note:

The brown sugar ingredient has been corrected from 1/2 teaspoon to now read 2 tablespoons.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

576 calories; 42 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 2963 mg sodium. 3 g carbohydrates; 42.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
Hi there! I am the self professed foodie who submitted this recipe and there is an error in the brown sugar amount. It should read 2 TBSP and not 1/2tsp. Not sure why that happened but happy people have been enjoying our family favourite ham! Just made it for our Easter dinner and everyone left the table very content! Thanks for the wonderful reviews! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/24/2014
My wife and I did not like it. We don't like beer. That must have been the reason. It tasted bitter I think. After washing each slice and cutting away the outside from each slice it tasted good enough to eat. I'll use 16oz bottle of cola next time instead of beer sugar and mustard. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
Hi there! I am the self professed foodie who submitted this recipe and there is an error in the brown sugar amount. It should read 2 TBSP and not 1/2tsp. Not sure why that happened but happy people have been enjoying our family favourite ham! Just made it for our Easter dinner and everyone left the table very content! Thanks for the wonderful reviews! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
Hi there! I am the self professed foodie who submitted this recipe and there is an error in the brown sugar amount. It should read 2 TBSP and not 1/2tsp. Not sure why that happened but happy people have been enjoying our family favourite ham! Just made it for our Easter dinner and everyone left the table very content! Thanks for the wonderful reviews! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
Loved it! I used a can and a half of beer almost 1/3 cup dijon and a large handful of brown sugar for an 8.5 pound ham and turned out great! Plenty of juice in the pan to keep it moist. I cooked mine a bit longer but otherwise great simple recipe to start with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
this was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
I just made this and it is so good! Even my 6 year old who puts ketchup on everything said it was good and didn't put any on hers!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/24/2014
My wife and I did not like it. We don't like beer. That must have been the reason. It tasted bitter I think. After washing each slice and cutting away the outside from each slice it tasted good enough to eat. I'll use 16oz bottle of cola next time instead of beer sugar and mustard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Thank you for this recipe my family loved this! I am making it for the 2nd time today. Makes great sandwiches too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2014
I used a dark beer - Negro Modelo and it made the best ham ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
This was very yummy! I did mine in a roaster. Half the time was face up then turned face down for the rest. I didn't have dijon mustard so used regular yellow mustard and added a little liquid smoke. Was very juicy and tasty. Will definitely do this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2013
Reduced the amount of sauce to about 1/4 of the total amount and use over a large ham steak. WOW!! what an improvement Read More
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