Be sure to buy a ham without added glaze; it would mute the flavor of our extra-citrusy one.
1 cooked, bone-in half-ham from the shank or butt (6 to 7 lbs.)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
Finely shredded zest and juice of 5 medium Meyer lemons
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut off tough, leatherlike skin from ham (if it has it) and score fat and meat in a crosshatch pattern. Put ham, fat side up, in a large roasting pan and tent loosely with foil. Bake until a thermometer in thickest part of meat reaches 120°, about 1 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, make glaze: In a bowl, whisk sugar, zest, juice, and ginger until smooth.
Uncover ham and pour glaze over it into pan. Bake ham, uncovered, basting ham and stirring glaze every 10 minutes, until glaze is a thickened, shiny syrup and thermometer in meat reaches 135° to 140°, 15 to 30 minutes total.
Let ham rest 5 minutes, then brush with glaze and transfer to a cutting board. Scrape remaining glaze into a small bowl. Carve ham and spoon more glaze on top.
Company loved this recipe.:) Used 2 boneless 3 lb hams. Used 4 lemons and 3 teaspoons water because previously found that with the smaller (boneless) ham the lemon flavor of 5 lemons overpowered the ham. Also added a little extra brown sugar (used between 3/4c and 1c total).
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