Victor Protasio
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ham is the centerpiece of any Easter meal; it's quick to prepare and easily serves a crowd. A simple maple-mustard glaze delivers the sweetness of traditional pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, but adds a layer of spice. Prep and Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours. Notes: You can heat the ham ahead, then keep it warm in a low oven. Save the bone for split-pea soup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Cut off the tough, leatherlike skin from ham (if it has it; some hams will not), and score the fat in a crosshatch pattern. Stud ham all over with cloves, put in a large roasting pan, and loosely tent with foil. Bake until a thermometer inserted in center of thickest part (not touching the bone) registers 135°, about 20 minutes per lb. or 2 to 2 1/2 hours total, basting occasionally with any accumulated juices.

Step 2

While ham is baking, make the glaze: In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and mustard. Whisk until smooth. When ham has about 40 minutes left to bake (internal temperature will be 120° to 125°), brush generously on all sides with glaze. Continue baking until ham reaches 135° and glaze is well browned.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Beth0823's Review

April 20, 2014

dgrt03's Review

April 01, 2013

kcdavid55's Review

December 25, 2012
I thought I had some maple syrup, but darn. Substituted molasses and doubled recipe because it was very large ham. Lot's of compliments!

seaside725's Review

May 03, 2012
I agree, it was easy to make. It was yummy and I will use this recipe again for my next ham. I followed the directions, and wouldn't change a thing.

SMurphy7657's Review

May 05, 2011
The best ever ham and so easy!