• 6 Ratings

Few holiday meats are easier to cook than a ham. Just season and let it bake.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 hrs 30 mins at 325°
15 mins
Max Servings:


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  • Place ham in a large container; cover with cold water. Soak for 16 hours in the refrigerator; change water once. Pour off water. Scrub ham in warm water with a stiff brush; rinse well. Cut skin from ham; trim off fat. Insert cloves in ham.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Place ham, fat-trimmed side up, in a large roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the ham, making sure it doesnt touch fat or bone. Pour apple cider or apple juice over ham.

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  • Bake ham, covered, in the preheated oven for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until the meat thermometer registers 160 degree F. Drain off the pan juices.

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  • For glaze, combine brown sugar and ground cloves. Add just enough sherry or wine vinegar to make a paste. Spread glaze over fat side of ham.

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  • Bake ham, uncovered, about 30 minutes more or until the meat thermometer registers 170 degree F. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. Transfer to a large platter and, if desired, garnish with pears and lemon leaves. Makes 25 to 30 servings.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; total fat 23g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 1838mg; carbohydrates 5g; fiberg; protein 31g; iron 2mg.


6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0