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This easy baked ham recipe makes a great starring entrée for holiday meals.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2005


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Recipe Summary

26 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Chef's Notes

Soaking the ham in water draws out some of the sodium so the ham won't taste too salty.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; calories from fat 44%; fat 6.3g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 14.6g; carbohydrates 3.5g; cholesterol 52mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 819mg; calcium 1.9mg.