March 25, 2013
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"Come holiday time or gatherings baked ham is a must make at our house. This is one of my favorite recipes. Makes for one awesome tasting ham. Baking in a tightly sealed foil package makes for delicious, moist and tender each and every time. The mixture can be varied to taste by adjusting the brown sugar and mustard. Go with orange juice or switch it up to pineapple juice serving with pineapple slices, apricot nectar and dried apricots. Any of these combinations make for ham you will be proud to serve to family and friends."
- Since the ham size is not stated the nutritional facts do not include the ham
- Serving Size: 1 (33.2 g)
- Calories 87
- Total Fat - 1.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
- Cholesterol - 6.2 mg
- Sodium - 193.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 17.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
- Sugars - 16.7 g
- Protein - 2.3 g
- Calcium - 4.8 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Remove wrapped ham from fridge 2 hours prior to cooking to bring it close to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove all wrappers, trim away excess fat.
With a sharp knife score diamond pattern though the skin and fat, taking care not to score the meat itself.
In a small bowl make a paste by mixing brown sugar, prepared mustard, orange juice.
For easier clean up spray pan with cooking spray (I use Kitten's Pan Release).
Place ham score side up on large sheet of foil, cover with the prepared paste, try to work paste into the scored lines.
Fold and be sure to seal well. I usually do a double wrap.
Place on pan.
Add about an inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan, bake according to the cooking directions on the label.
When done remove ham from oven and allow to rest for one hour before carving.
Cooking time and servings vary with the size of ham.
Suggested baking times – whole bone-in ham 18 – 20 minutes per pound
Whole and half bone-in hams 7 - 14 pounds 15 – 18 minutes per pound.
For pre-cooked - it is suggested to follow cooking times on the package label.
Tips & Variations
- Baking pan
- Aluminum foil (I use the heavy foil)
- Cooking spray (I use Kitten's Pan Release)
- Water for bottom of roasting pan