The Best-Ever Glazed Baked Ham Recipe
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!
A 6 to 7 pound cooked ham with the bone in. In Canada this ham can be called a smoked pork picnic shoulder ham. To bake an amazing ham, you really need one with the BONE IN.
1/2 cup of orange marmalade (although I often substitute other jams like pineapple, apricot, etc.)
2 tablespoons of honey mustard (this can be a prepared honey mustard or a simple mix of equal parts of honey and mustard)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and put in a small rack.
- 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.
- Bake for 1 hour and then brush with the rest of the glaze.
- Cook for 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.
- Place ham on a cutting board or serving platter and allow 20 minutes before carving.
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.
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!
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- Martha Stewart's Glazed Ham Recipe
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