- 1 bone-in fully cooked ham (about 8-10 pounds)
- Whole cloves (optional, for decoration)
- For the Glaze:
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
2. Prepare the Ham:
- If the ham has skin, use a sharp knife to score it in a diamond pattern. If it comes with a rind, remove it, leaving a thin layer of fat.
3. Insert Whole Cloves (Optional):
- If desired, insert whole cloves into the scored intersections of the diamond pattern on the ham.
4. Make the Glaze:
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, ground cloves (if using), ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
5. Glaze the Ham:
- Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush a generous amount of the glaze over the entire surface of the ham.
- Bake the ham in the preheated oven, uncovered, for about 15-20 minutes per pound. Baste the ham with the glaze every 30 minutes.
7. Check Temperature:
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The ham is ready when it reaches 140°F (60°C).
- Remove the ham from the oven, tent it with foil, and let it rest for about 15 minutes before carving.
- Carve the ham into slices and serve with the remaining glaze.
Cooking Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes per pound.
Serving Size: This recipe serves about 8-10 people, depending on the size of the ham. Adjust quantities based on your preferences or the number of guests.