Read on to learn how to prepare delicious ham by baking, preparing in a crock-pot or by grilling.
You will need:
• 1 12-pound bone-in ham
• 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
• ½ cup whole cloves
• 4 cups water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Set ham in roasting pan, and pierce it with cloves at 1-inch intervals.
3. Apply brown sugar in a layer.
4. Add water to roasting pan to a depth of 1 inch.
5. Cover pan with lid or aluminum foil.
6. Bake approximately 22 minutes per pound, 4 ½ to 5 hours.
7. Internal temperature of ham should reach 160 degrees F. Meat thermometer should not be touching the bone.
8. Let sit 20 minutes before serving.
• You will need:
• 1 cured picnic ham with bone, about 7 to 8 pounds
• 2 cups brown sugar
• ½ cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
1. Apply cooking spray to inside of crock-pot.
2. Add pineapple juice to crock-pot.
3. Add 1 ½ cups brown sugar.
4. Apply the other ½ cup of brown sugar on top of ham.
5. Place ham in crock-pot, fat-side down.
6. Set lid on crock-pot, and bake for 8 to 9 hours on low setting.
You will need:
• One 1 1/2-pound slice of cooked ham
• 1 cup white grape juice
• 1 cup pineapple juice
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons ground mustard
• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
• ¾ teaspoon ginger
1. Mix grape juice, pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, mustard, cloves and ginger.
2. Pour over ham in a shallow dish.
3. Leave in refrigerator overnight.
4. Grill on barbecue over low coals for 15 minutes on each side. Baste frequently with marinade.
- Choose a fresh ham with nicely marbled lean section and a firm layer of white fat.
- Select a cured ham that is plump, firm and rosy pink. If the cured ham is wrapped, check the dating code and producer name to judge the quality of the ham inside.
- Freeze leftovers for up to one month.
Written By: Shannon R