Thursday, December 3, 2015

Old Fashioned Christmas Ham

Old Fashioned Christmas Ham
20 servings
1 (12 pound) bone in ham
15 to 20 whole cloves
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices, juice reserved
1 small jar maraschino cherries, juice reserved
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup Dijon mustard

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the ham with a diamond pattern.
Press a clove into the center of each diamond.
Drain the juice from the pineapple rings and cherries into a medium bowl, and whisk in the brown sugar and mustard. Coat the ham with this mixture.
Arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham.
Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring, and secure with a toothpick.
Bake uncovered for 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently with the juices, until the internal temperature of the ham is 160 degrees F.
Be sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone.
Remove toothpicks before serving.

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