Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Honey Glazed Ham

HONEY-GLAZED BAKED HAM

Whole or half ham, ready to eat
1/8 c. prepared mustard
3 tbsp. honey
Whole cloves
3/4 c. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place 1 tablespoon flour in turkey size (19" x 23 1/2") oven bag for whole ham or in large size (14"x20") oven bag for half ham. Place bag in 12"x8" baking dish. Insert ham in bag, fat side up. Close bat with twist tie. Pierce bag 6 to 8 times on top. Bake 12 minutes per pound. Remove from oven 30 minutes before it is baked. Carefully slit bag down center and to sides to expose ham. Remove skin, if any, and score fat, diamond shaped, 1/4" deep. Brush entire top of ham with mustard. Insert clove in each diamond. Cover generously with brown sugar. Drizzle with honey. Return to moderate oven, 375 degrees, for final half hour.

Microwave Oven: Follow directions above, using rubber band to close bag. Microwave on medium high (70% power) for 7 to 8 minutes per pound, adding glaze for final 10 minutes. Allow to stand, covered, 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

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