Simple Baked Ham

By Jeanette Terry

Apple juice, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard combine to make a mouth-watering glaze for this simple baked ham.

Simple Baked Ham
Ingredients
  • 1 (8-pound) 33%-less-sodium smoked, fully cooked ham half

  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 cups apple juice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions
  1. Place ham in a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Cover with water to 2 inches above ham; cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Drain; rinse well with warm water. Drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°.

  3. Trim fat and rind from ham. Score outside of ham in a diamond pattern; stud with cloves. Place ham, skin side down, on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Place rack in pan; pour 1 cup apple juice over ham. Cover ham loosely with foil. Bake at 325° for 2 1/2 hours, basting occasionally with remaining 1 cup apple juice.

  4. Remove ham from oven (do not turn oven off); uncover ham. Combine sugar and mustard; brush over ham. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°. Place ham on a cutting board; cover and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
25
Calories
130
Calories from fat
44%
Fat
6.3g
Saturated fat
2.1g
Monounsaturated fat
3g
Polyunsaturated fat
0.7g
Protein
14.6g
Carbohydrate
3.5g
Fiber
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
Iron
0.8mg
Sodium
819mg
Calcium
1.9mg

ham holiday pork