This is my mother's recipe. I have given it a twist by changing the juice flavor; peach is my favorite! I use 2 liters of juice (either peach, pineapple, or passion fruit). I change it every year. It's so good, everyone who has tasted it offers to pay me to cook theirs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 whole ham
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ham into a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer ham for 1 to 2 hours. Cut away and discard any rind and visible fat.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Score the ham in a diamond pattern and place into a roasting pan. Stir Dijon mustard and brown sugar in a bowl until thoroughly combined; brush mustard mixture onto the ham. Press a whole clove into the center of each scored diamond shape. Pour peach nectar into the roasting pan. Combine pineapple and maraschino liquid in a small bowl.

  • Bake ham in the preheated oven for 3 hours, basting frequently with the pineapple juice mixture and peach nectar.

  • Arrange pineapple rings over the ham and secure with toothpicks. Secure a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring with a toothpick.

  • Bake ham until browned, tender, and fragrant, 1 to 2 more hours, basting ham and fruit frequently with pineapple juice mixture and pan juices.

Cook's Note:

Coat left over slices with juices! They are even better next day! I personally cook it 2 days before Christmas, carve it, refrigerate with juices, and then just heat it again in the oven on Christmas Eve. It loses the presentation, but the taste is worth it.

Nutrition Facts

607 calories; protein 39.2g 78% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 30.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 111.2mg 37% DV; sodium 2450.8mg 98% DV. Full Nutrition