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Crowd Size Honey-Glazed Baked Ham

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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No holiday feast would be complete without clove-studded ham baked with a honey-mustard glaze.
Created Jan 6, 2011
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  • 6 to 8 pounds (3 to 4 kg) fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
  • Whole cloves, if desired
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground mustard


  • 1
    Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting. Insert meat thermometer into ham surface at a slight angle or through the end of the ham so tip is in centre of thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or fat.
  • 2
    Roast 12 to 16 minutes per pound in 325ºF oven or until thermometer reads 120ºF.
  • 3
    Remove ham from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Cut fat surface of ham lightly in uniform diamond shapes; insert whole clove in each diamond.
  • 4
    Mix honey, mustard and ground cloves; brush on ham. Roast uncovered about 20 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 135ºF.
  • 5
    Cover ham with tent of aluminum foil and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140ºF.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Looking for an easy and attractive garnish for this succulent ham? Use small whole pears, grape clusters and mint sprigs, or orange slices and maraschino cherries.
  • Tip 2
    Tip: This ham is perfect for sandwiches, and you can save the bone for making soup!

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