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The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

Updated on April 6, 2015
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An Easy Recipe For Glazed Baked Ham

How would you describe the best-ever glazed baked ham recipe? In my opinion, the recipe for the best baked ham would have to be fairly easy to put together and yield an absolutely delicious result. This recipe does just that. It is actually very easy and the result will melt-in-your-mouth.

This recipe has become a tradition at our house, both an Easter dinner tradition and a New Year's Day tradition. Occasionally, we have been known to have it at a special gathering in the summer as it is the perfect accompaniment to potato salad and country seed bread. We do reserve it for special occasions because we know that ham, especially the cut used in this recipe, is not a lean meat.

When you prepare this recipe for your friends and family, I hope that it brings the same rave reviews at your house as it does every single time at mine. My youngest son was actually heard recently to say, "I liked it better when Doug did not like ham!" Can you guess why a 15-year old teenager would say that? If you guessed because sharing it with his brother means there is less for him, then you would be right!

Picture of our Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham.

Ingredients

A 6 to 7 pound cooked ham with the bone in. In Canada this ham is called a smoked pork picnic shoulder ham

1/2 cup of orange marmalade (although I often substitute other jams like pineapple)

2 tablespoons of honey mustard (this can be a prepared honey mustard or a simple mix of equal parts of honey and mustard)

Whole cloves

Best-Ever Ham Recipe
Best-Ever Ham Recipe
  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Ready in: 2 hours
  • Yields: 10 to 12 people

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and put in a small rack.
  3. Remove the wrapper from the ham. My hams also come with a mesh on them that I remove. Cut away the tough rind on the ham leaving at least 1/4 inch of the fat which helps keep the meat from drying out as it cooks. Score the top and the sides in a diamond pattern. Add a clove in the center area of each diamond. Place ham in the dish with the decorated side up. Stir together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Brush the ham with about half of the glaze.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and then brush with the rest of the glaze.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.
  6. Place ham on a cutting board or serving platter and allow 20 minutes before carving.
3.5 stars from 2 ratings of The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

A Simple Shortcut

If you want to be able to pop the ham in the oven without any fuss when your company has arrived, you can prepare the ham for the glaze the day before, cover it and keep it in the refrigerator until it is time to cook it.

Another Shortcut

Another ham shortcut if you don't want to prepare the ham yourself you can order one from Amazon!

Amazon Customer Review:

Amazon customer Joan G. from Roseburg, Oregon, says that her husband was given an Amazon gift certificate and they ordered a ham for Christmas from Omaha Steaks. She says that the spiral sliced ham they received was the best one they have ever purchased. It arrives nicely packaged in a good container that kept the ham refrigerated during shipping. They will be ordering from Omaha again.

J.A. Henckels Carving Knife Set

If you like carving the traditional way, you will enjoy this quality Henckels knife set.

We all know the value of a great knife and J.A. Henckels surely has a top notch reputation. This 8-inch carving knife and 7-inch fork are perfect for slicing your ham or carving any other meats. Amazon says that it is a 'high-tech, welded, high-carbon stainless-steel knife blade with black synthetic, three-rivet full-tang handles.' This set is made in Germany and comes with a lifetime warranty.


Family Traditions Spring From The Oddest Places

A bit of humorous ham!

There was a young lady getting a ham ready for dinner. She cut off the end of the ham and put it in the pan. A watching friend asked why she cut off the end of the ham and the young lady replied that she did not know but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. When asked, her mother replied that she did not know why she cut off the end of the ham but that her mother always did that so she thought you were supposed to do it. Finally, when the Grandmother was asked why she cut off the end of the ham before she baked it the Grandmother replied that it would not fit into her baking pan!

Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel Electric Knife Set

An electric knife really does make the carving job much easier

Amazon customer Janet M. Major says this is the only electric knife that she has found that works for her small hands. She calls it great value and says that she has been using this model of knife for 25 years.


More Ham Recipes

Cutting Board With Groove

I do not have one (yet) but this is definitely the item that I NEED in my kitchen to contain the juice from my roasts, whether they be roast ham, turkey or beef. The one illustrated to the right is a high end choice. I love the fact that it has the spikes to hold your roast in place but do wonder how it would be safely stored. Shown below is a more reasonably priced cutting board with good Amazon customer reviews. It also has a groove for catching juices but it does not have the spikes to hold your roast in place.

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This is the place for any comments, suggestions or recommendations about baking ham. Be sure to share your knowledge!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @paulahite: Thanks for sharing! The Google+ page looks fabulous.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @OhMe: Thanks, as always, for your visit, OhMe!

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Looks delicious.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Yum! Your lens has been featured on our G+ page today! Come and check it out!https://plus.google.com/106731555139009429707/post...

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      katiesnow 3 years ago

      gonna try this one with your scalloped potato recipe!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Margaret Schindel: You are welcome. Thanks for visiting!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @delia-delia: We spent January trying to eat lighter...and no snacks after supper!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yummy. Sounds delicious

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @RoadMonkey: It is delicious. We had it at New Years and will again at Easter. I wonder if you managed to put one in the oven when you were hungry for ham!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      You've got to love a holiday recipe that's easy, takes minimal prep time and is delicious. Sounds like you've hit a home run with this one! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Delia 3 years ago

      We had a honey Ham and a Turkey breast for TG...tasted so good...now i'm on a diet for my Xmas meal. ;-)

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      Wilson Lisa 3 years ago from Hong Kong

      baked hams - my favoriate food

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      What a coincidence! I had been thinking of having a baked ham over Christmas and was looking for a recipe, when I came across this one. It sounds delicious!

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      Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

      I always seem to use brown sugar, mmmm!

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      The taste was fantastic. I love baked hams.

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      whats4dinner 4 years ago

      This look scrumptious!

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      Itsellcomua 4 years ago

      mmm yummy)

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      LeenaBK LM 4 years ago

      That looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      junkcat 4 years ago

      Sounds like a good recipe.

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      Hungry!!

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      pericaluic 4 years ago

      good lens

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      dwindhaus lm 4 years ago

      Nice looking ham think I'll go have me some now.

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      Tay Henry 4 years ago

      I love baked ham for breakfast!!!!

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      tokfakirmiskin 4 years ago

      it makes ne feel hungry...:)

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      liamsquidoo 4 years ago

      Great job on the lens. Can't wait to try it out myself!

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      Eric Mayo 4 years ago

      who doesn't love ham? thanx.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      I read, and it was good...

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      This lens makes my eyes glaze over. I simply love baked ham!

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      greentiger11 4 years ago

      I think Im actually gaining weight looking at all of your lens! LOL

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      It isn't a holiday feast without a glazed ham or honey-baked ham!

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      BackyardChickenK 4 years ago

      Sounds delicious! I love ham :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This will make it onto my Christmas table this year. So easy and sounds delicious.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Love a good ham! Yummy.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Great I pin it to have it handy. Happy Thanksgiving!"May your stuffing be tastyMay your turkey be plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave never a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs! "

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      pcgamehardware 4 years ago

      Mmmm, baked ham sounds Sooo Goood.Nice lens Brenda, now you done went and made me hungry... :)

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      We usually have glazed ham for Christmas dinner

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi these baked hams look so good, we always have baked ham for the holidays in place of turkey. So yummy. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      This sounds delicious. My husband is cooking ham as we speak:)

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      I am vegetarian - but love checking our other recipes too.

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      jadapotata 4 years ago

      Mmmmmm can't wait to try it!

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      Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

      I grew with Ham as our Christmas dinner.

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      petelovestoread 5 years ago

      My lord! This lens is worse than watching food network :) I need ham right now! Great lens thanks for the info!

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      This will great on a holiday coming up.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Back to pin this to my board so I can come back to it. I think it sounds good right about now.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Oh MY! My mouth is watering :-)

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      We went to an Easter brunch this year and the food was just AWFUL, including the ham! How can someone wreck a ham?! Your recipe and pictures have me drooling on the keyboard! Nice work!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I found this just in time for Easter. Thanks!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love glazed hams. This is a great lens.

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have a ham in my refrigerator and I am going to put your glaze on it! Great article!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      I want to make a baked glaze ham right now! I think I saw a Martha Stewart Show once where they glazed toe ham with a can of Coca Cola; I thought that was interesting, and it looked really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe; I'll have to try it out.

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      I have always used brown sugar, pineapple and butter. Yours definitely sounds like one to try.

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      noner 5 years ago

      I always cook the ham for holiday meals and my in-laws cook the turkey. This past year we switched to pre-cooked spiral cut hams that come with their own glaze so all I had to do was glaze it and heat it up.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I like ham, when ever I see a ham, I will want to buy it. Now I think I am gonna to make my own after reading this lens. Thanks!

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      Bookmarking this one for when Easter comes around, that's when I can cook a ham for the family. Don't cook one just for me. Thanks for a great lens and good info. Blessings on all you do and your family too.

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      Debbie 5 years ago from England

      I have a recipe that I use for cooking ham but mine is a boiled one rather than roast. Maybe I should try it your way for a change.

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      CelebStyle LM 5 years ago

      Mmmmm ham!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      thank you for posting this lens! I have to try it! Thumbs up!

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Looks delicious. Christmas is over, but I think I'll go buy myself one.

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      healthylivingideas 5 years ago

      Thanks for this recipe, it was absolutely delicious.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I don't eat meat, but my husband made glazed ham for Christmas and everyone is still raving about it. He will love this lens. Happy new year!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sounds delightfully delicious!

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      chiakisato 5 years ago

      I used to buy some baked ham at a grocery everyday when I lived in America.

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      2wice 5 years ago from Maine, USA

      I wish I had found this lens before Christmas, our ham could have been better.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Love ham, great lens!! =D

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I swear I can smell ham!

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      itgraphix 5 years ago

      Yummy Thanks for share

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      wish I had some right now.

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      tonyb65 5 years ago

      A super site which has given me some ideas on building Squidoo sites. Thnaks also for revewing my site titles musical boxesI love glazed ham.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      This just sounds too good! Thanks for all the good tips for one of my favorite foods!

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      miles3311 5 years ago

      I'm going to try it for our xmas dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Look delicious! I might try it this Christmas.

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      michaeloc 5 years ago

      Looks good.

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      tonyb65 5 years ago

      mmmmm, scrumptious

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yumdillyicious! (I made that one up!) I'm gonna try your recipe - it looks great!

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      cyberwizzard 5 years ago

      Simply delicious!

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      queen2010 5 years ago

      Nice lens, hoping you can visit one of my lenses soon. I would appreciate it so much. Thanks

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Mouth watering! We would always have ham as our "Noche Buena" meal here in the Philippines. Great stuff, keep em coming

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      SalmonRecipes 5 years ago

      This is awesome. I like this recipe very much.You are a great lens creator.I like Salmon Recipes as well.Hope you will try.

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      ICanCook 5 years ago

      I love how beautifully scored your into ham picture is. I think I'll get a bit more aggressive with mine so it can look as beautiful.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      My husband mentioned he would like a Honey Baked Ham so I checked into the prices and a location in our area. For the price of the ham, I could buy two of the gifts on my kid's wish list for Christmas. Appalled, I searched Squidoo and found your delicious ham recipe so not only does my husband thank you in advance for the ham we will have for Christmas, my child also thanks you for one or two more presents. Angel blessed.

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      Tonie Cook 5 years ago from USA

      Mmmmm . . . Great holiday recipe here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have awesome recipes. Thanks

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      cwstocks lm 5 years ago

      I just love anything pork and this was such an informative lens. Yum

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      Kiwisoutback 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      You need to have that orange glaze to pour on it for a complete dinner. It makes the meal. Revisiting to get some tips for ham dinner tonight. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      glad I browsed into your lens! I already ate dinner but I'm hungary again. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very mouth-watering recipe.

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      How can people be and stay veg when they can'[t have this type of recipes??!I just can't imagine it:)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      No suggestions, just a question...when are you baking your next ham, 'cause I want to be there!! A yummy recipe that I can't wait to try...and thanks for sharing with us.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel on the Back to School Tour. This lens really is a treasure

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      BuddyShearer 6 years ago

      This is torture! I LOVE ham. I want some now.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Looks gorgeous. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      This was a great lens!

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      vauldine 6 years ago

      I do not eat ham, but I will froward thsi recipie to all my ham lover friends.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I'm reading this lens at a perfect time. We have a family reunion coming up and besides the turkey, I want to bake a large ham or maybe a couple of smaller hams. There's a couple of recipes here I'm going to try. Thanks, Brenda.

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      surfin4dough lm 6 years ago

      Awesome list of ham recipes. Ah, now I am getting a hankering for ham. Great lens by the way.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Delicious! fantastic lens

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      DaveHiggsVis 6 years ago

      Awesome recipe! I loves me that baked ham.