WHEN Mother wanted to serve ham, she went to the smokehouse, took one down from the rafters and sliced off as much as was needed. The rest was hung up again.
This recipe is great if you use real smoked ham with no water added. When Mother prepared it this way, the flavor was especially sweet and buttery.
-Marjorie Schmidt, St. Marys, Ohio
For over 25 years, I've made this beautiful ham in a golden crust at holiday dinners, and people think I'm the fanciest cook they ever met—never knowing how simple it was to prepare. Serve it with your favorite sauce. —Sharon Devereaux, Speedway, Indiana
As a holiday kickoff, my family gets together in early December for a hearty brunch before going out to cut our Christmas trees. This flavorful breakfast pie, assembled in layers, was a big hit at last year's gathering.
-Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin