Brandied Roast of Ham
- 1 (12-pound) fresh ham, skinned
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 large onion
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 celery rib
- 1 garlic clove, sliced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth, undiluted
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Make 1/4-inch-deep cuts in ham; rub ham with salt and pepper, and place, fat side up, in a roasting pan. Stud onion with cloves, and place in pan with celery and garlic.
- Bake at 325° for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 160° (about 20 minutes per pound), basting with wine. Remove ham from pan. Skim fat from drippings.
- Whisk together drippings, broth, brandy, and flour in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ham.
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