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Whole Baked Ham

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cooked smoked ham bone-in about 12 lb (5 kg)
  • whole cloves
  • ½ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp bourbon or dark rum


  • Pre-heat oven to 325°C (160°C). If necessary, remove all skin, leaving a thin (about 1/4 inch / 1cm) covering of fat.
  • With a sharp knife, score fat in a diamond pattern into fat and insert cloves to decorate. Place ham in a shallow roasting pan, fattest side up, with 2 to 3 cups water. Cook for about 15 minutes per pound (500g), or until a meat thermometer registers 140°F (60°C). Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients for the glaze. During last half hour of cooking, raise temperature to 350°F (180°C), and brush liberally with glaze. Add more water if bottom of pan starts to burn. Repeat glazing after 15 minutes.
  • When cooked, allow ham to rest for 15 minutes before carving. Use leftovers for salads, sandwiches, or in a pasta dish.

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