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Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

 Old-Fashioned Baked Ham
I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 canned ham (5 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Maraschino cherries

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set aside pineapple
  • and reserved juice. Save remaining juice for another use. Place ham
  • in a baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, cloves, vinegar
  • and reserved pineapple juice. Score top of ham. Place pineapple
  • slices and cherries over ham; spoon glaze over top.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140°,
  • basting occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer