Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sweet & Spicy Mustard-Glazed Ham

Just in time for Easter, here's a zesty baked ham that's sure to draw rave reviews from family and friends.

1 precooked ham (about 8 lbs, or a 5 lb canned ham)
Whole cloves
2 Tbs Bone Suckin' Mustard
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup (dark or B grade provides better maple flavor than A or fancy)
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 can (16-20 oz) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rind off ham, if it has one. Using a knife, score the top of the ham into a diamond pattern, and stud the center of each diamond with a whole clove. Place the ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake the ham for approximately 15 minutes per pound, or according to package directions. While the ham is baking, combine the mustard, sugar and maple syrup. During the last 30 to 45 minutes of baking, baste the ham with 3/4 cup of the mustard glaze every 10 minutes. Pour the remaining glaze into a saucepan and stir in the cornstarch, then add the pineapple with its juice. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and serve the ham with the sauce.

Zestfully yours,

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