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Brown Sugar Honey-Crusted Ham

Yield 12 to 14 servings
The sugar-crusted edge of baked ham is the best bite. This ham gets an extra sweet hit from honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-pound) smoked ham half (shank end)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Garnishes: lady apples and kumquats

How to Make It

  1. Remove skin and excess fat from ham. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

  3. Brush honey all over ham. Combine brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; pat sugar mixture over honey, coating ham thoroughly. Bake, uncovered, for 1 more hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of ham registers 140°. Remove to a serving platter. Garnish, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002