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Classic Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

Ham is the centerpiece of any Easter meal; it’s quick to prepare and easily serves a crowd. A simple maple-mustard glaze delivers the sweetness of traditional pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, but adds a layer of spice. Prep and Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours. Notes: You can heat the ham ahead, then keep it warm in a low oven. Save the bone for split-pea soup.

Classic Baked Ham with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Victor Protasio

 1 cooked, bone-in half ham (about 7 to 8 lbs.)
 15 whole cloves
 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
 1/4 cup maple syrup
 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Cut off the tough, leatherlike skin from ham (if it has it; some hams will not), and score the fat in a crosshatch pattern. Stud ham all over with cloves, put in a large roasting pan, and loosely tent with foil. Bake until a thermometer inserted in center of thickest part (not touching the bone) registers 135°, about 20 minutes per lb. or 2 to 2 1/2 hours total, basting occasionally with any accumulated juices.

Step 2

While ham is baking, make the glaze: In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and mustard. Whisk until smooth. When ham has about 40 minutes left to bake (internal temperature will be 120° to 125°), brush generously on all sides with glaze. Continue baking until ham reaches 135° and glaze is well browned.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 228Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%

Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 67mg23%
Sodium 1743mg73%
Total Carbohydrate 6.2g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.