Glazed Easter Ham
Easter is a perfect time for a glazed ham to feed all your guests. This recipe calls for Coke and it makes the ham moist and delicious. Everyone has an opinion on cloves that is why they are optional. The cooking process has 2 steps: first bake the ham and then add the glaze and baste a few times. If you add the glaze at the beginning it will burn.
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 2-2 1/2 hours; Servings: 12-14
1 Fully Cooked Bone-in Ham (10-12 Pounds)
Whole Cloves (optional)
2 cups Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Maple syrup
1/2 cup Mustard
3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1½ cups of Coke
Garnish: Pineapple rings
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep. Place the whole cloves in the middle of each diamond. Place the ham in a large roasting pan with a rack, tent it with foil, and bake for a total of 2 to 2/12 hours or longer, depending on the size of the ham and package directions.
While the ham is cooking make the glaze. In a medium saucepan heat the brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, vinegar and coke. Cook the glaze, stirring frequently until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
After about 1 ½ hours of baking time, remove the foil and brush the glaze on the ham in 20 minutes intervals (put the ham back in the oven, uncovered, in between) until it’s nice and glossy. Glaze the ham twice this way.
Remove from the oven and allow resting 15-20 minutes before carving. Decorate with pineapple slices if you like.