A dark brown sugar crust makes this ham incredibly yummy. Any leftover slices should make their way onto biscuits.
1 (9- to 10-lb.) ready-to-cook, bone-in ham shank
3/4 cup honey
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
How to Make It
Slice away hard outer skin from ham with a sharp knife, leaving a thin layer of fat. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score top of ham in a diamond pattern; insert a meat thermometer into ham, making sure it does not touch fat or bone.
Bake ham on lowest oven rack at 325° for 1 1/2 hours. Remove ham from oven, leaving oven on. Brush ham with honey. Combine sugar and spices; pat over honey, coating ham well.
Return ham to oven, and continue to bake at 325° for 35 to 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 148°. (Cover ham with aluminum foil during the last 20 minutes, if necessary, to prevent excessive browning.) Let ham stand 15 minutes before carving.
Great recipe! I did follow the directions on the ham's package for cooking by putting a cup of water in the pan and covering it for the initial cooking before the honey and brown sugar crust was added. Super easy to prepare and apply to the ham. This crust is delicious! Definite 5/5 recipe!
I cooked this ham for Christmas dinner and everyone enjoyed it. NONE left, just the bone. I did add a little touch. I added 2 to 3 teaspoons of Pampered Chef Smoky Applewood Rub to the sugar mixture. This really added flavor to the recipe. I'm going to share this Pampered Chef. This really give the ham that smoky flavor. I also put 4 tbs. of Dole concentrated pineapple orange juice and mixed it with the honey. And I topped it with pineapple and cherries.
First ham I ever made. It was delicious! Sweet and savory...wonderful! I didn't change a thing about the rub, but I did follow the package instructions, which said to put a cup of water at the bottom of the pan and cook covered with tinfoil for the first part of the baking.
I normally HATE ham, my sister made this and it was AWESOME!! She said that she added a can a coke in the begining and baked it for another hour.. It was so0o0o good, I asked her what the recipe was and she didn't know, so I had to search the internet for it! Thank GOD I found it!!
I prepared a ham using this recipe and it was a big hit at work and at home. I used a 20 lb ham and doubled the ingredients and the cooking time and it turned out perfectly. The combination of ingredients work very well together.
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