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Baked Ham, Sugar Glaze

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 12


  7 pounds whole ham, smoked

  1 teaspoon whole cloves

  1 cup brown sugar, packed

  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

  5 maraschino cherries

  5 slices orange

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Heat oven to 325 degrees F

Place ham on rack in shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Cover loosely and bake 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 hours or until thermometer reads 135 degrees (13 to 17 minutes per pound).

20 minutes before ham is done, remove from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Cut uniform diamond shapes on fat surface of ham. Insert clove into each diamond. Combine brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; brush on ham. Bake uncovered 20 minutes longer.

Cover ham and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140 degrees. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.