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Simple Baked Ham
This easy baked ham recipe makes a great starring entrée for holiday meals.
This recipe goes with German-Style Potato Salad with Ham, Mediterranean Vegetable Salad with Ham, Pesto-Flavored Ham and Pasta Salad, Ham and Four Bean Salad, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Ham, Ham and Bacon Cobb Wraps
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- Calories: 130
- Calories from fat: 44%
- Fat: 6.3g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 14.6g
- Carbohydrate: 3.5g
- Fiber: 0.0g
- Cholesterol: 52mg
- Iron: 0.8mg
- Sodium: 819mg
- Calcium: 1.9mg
- 1 (8-pound) 33%-less-sodium smoked, fully cooked ham half
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups apple juice, divided
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Place ham in a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Cover with water to 2 inches above ham; cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Drain; rinse well with warm water. Drain.
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Trim fat and rind from ham. Score outside of ham in a diamond pattern; stud with cloves. Place ham, skin side down, on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Place rack in pan; pour 1 cup apple juice over ham. Cover ham loosely with foil. Bake at 325° for 2 1/2 hours, basting occasionally with remaining 1 cup apple juice.
- Remove ham from oven (do not turn oven off); uncover ham. Combine sugar and mustard; brush over ham. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°. Place ham on a cutting board; cover and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Soaking the ham in water draws out some of the sodium so the ham won't taste too salty.
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