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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"Perfect for any gathering, whether a holiday feast, elegant brunch or birthday dinner. Save the bone for making soup, if you'd like!"
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2 h 40 m servings 734 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Cover loosely and bake 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until thermometer reads 135 degrees (13 to 17 minutes per pound).
  3. About 20 minutes before ham is done, remove from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Cut uniform diamond shapes on fat surface of ham. Insert clove into each diamond. Stir together brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; pat or brush on ham. Bake uncovered 20 minutes longer.
  4. Cover ham and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140 degrees. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 734 calories; 49.2 g fat; 20.8 g carbohydrates; 49.2 g protein; 148 mg cholesterol; 3410 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Terrific recipe! I also like to give the ham a spritz (from a spray bottle) with a good bourbon.

Most helpful critical review

To the bronw sugar mixture, I added some horseradish, which we all thought enhanced the flavor.

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Terrific recipe! I also like to give the ham a spritz (from a spray bottle) with a good bourbon.

I wasn't looking for a holiday recipe, just wanted to do something a little different. I didn't dress it up with the fruit which I'm sure would only make it better. The ham turned out great! ...

This recipe could have been better if it weren't for the downfall of the ham being SO salty. That's the problem with smoked hams, so perhaps I'll seek another ham alternative. I used honey alo...

This is sooo Good. Makes the house have a warm brown surger smell. My 1 year old walked around all afternoon saying Numm Nummm Nummm.

Delicious! We make this every year at Christmas.

This is now my recipe ( in the family )! I am asked to bring this ham everywhere I go. For the last half hour...I start to baste the ham just like you would a really spreads the suga...

I used a precooked ham and it still turned out great. Excellent flavour for a ham lover. I used pineapple rounds and mandarin oranges instead of cherries. Its in my recipe box forever now.

I scaled this down to 9 servings, and just used the brown sugar, dried mustard, and balsamic vinegar. It was great! I'll definetly use it again and again.

Easy to make, good tasting ham!