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Spice-Rubbed Ham Recipe

Spice-Rubbed Ham Recipe

Now THIS is a ham—sweet and smoky, with just enough clove and ginger flavor to let you know you're in for a holiday treat. —Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3-1/4 hours + standing YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 fully cooked semi-boneless ham (8 to 10 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whole cloves


  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Combine the mustard, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon; rub over surface of ham. Insert a clove in each diamond.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Cover and bake 1-3/4 to 2 hours longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Cover loosely with foil if ham browns too quickly. Discard cloves. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked ham: 139 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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