I made this for Easter, exactly per the recipe. I gotta admit, I was leery of the strange concoction of ingredients, but BOY was it a hit! Everyone loved it!
Brown Sugar-Bourbon Baked Ham
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
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Stand: 20 Minutes
- 1 (6- to 8-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham
- 48 whole cloves
- 1 (16-oz.) package light brown sugar
- 1 cup spicy brown mustard
- 1 cup cola soft drink
- 3/4 cup bourbon
- Garnish: fresh bay leaves
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 3/4 inch apart in a diamond pattern. Insert cloves in centers of diamonds. Place ham in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
- 2. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; spoon mixture over ham.
- 3. Bake at 350° on lowest oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting with pan juices every 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ham from oven, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.
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