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Baked Country Ham

Yield 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-pound) country ham, rump portion
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice

How to Make It

  1. Place ham in a large container; cover with cold water, and soak overnight. Remove ham from water, and drain . Scrub ham thoroughly with a stiff brush, and rinse well with cold water.

  2. Replace ham in container, and cover with fresh cold water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer about 2 hours, allowing 15 minutes per pound. Cool. Carefully remove ham from water; remove skin.

  3. Place ham, fat side up, on a cutting board; score fat in a diamond pattern, and stud with allspice. Place ham, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Combine brown sugar and apple juice; mix well. Spoon mixture into bottom of pan around ham. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, basting occasionally. Transfer to a serving platter; cool completely. Cut into thin slices.

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