Glazed Oven-Baked Ham - Weekend at the Cottage

Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place ham in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce to low and replace cover slightly ajar. Cook for 1-1½ hours.
  2. After ham is boiled, preheat oven to 350°F with the rack in the lower position.
  3. Remove ham from water and place into a roasting pan. Cut away any excess rind or fat and score in a diamond shaped pattern. Insert one whole clove into the intersections of each diamond shape.
  4. Prepare the glaze by stirring the mustards, honey and sugar together in a small bowl.
  5. Rub the glaze evenly over the outside of the ham. Pour the apple cider vinegar over top and transfer to oven, baking for 35 - 45 minutes or until glaze is golden and the skin of the ham has crackled.
  6. Remove from oven, letting it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.
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Smoked and cured ham marinated with three mustards, brown sugar, honey and cloves…

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    130 MIN
  • 12 - 16 SERVINGS
Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

Serve this delicious GLAZED OVEN-BAKED HAM for your next holiday get-together! Everyone will love it!

This GLAZED OVEN-BAKED HAM is one of my favourite recipes to prepare. It’s especially perfect whenever you need to serve a large group of hungry dinner guests. You can make this pretty much any time but I especially like serving it on holidays. It’s perfect whenever friends and family gather.

There are a few tools I’ve come to rely on when making this recipe: a large stockpot (read on to find out why), a heavy-duty roasting pan and a carving set. I’ve listed my favourites in the AMAZON links below should you wish to purchase.

One final thing to mention – your cottage or home is going to smell amazing. Nothing quite whets the appetite like the aroma of a baked ham.

Here are some of the key steps to making a perfect GLAZED OVEN-BAKED HAM:

Ingredients for Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

HAM IT UP!

This recipe is for a smoked and cured 12lb. bone-in ham. I’ve had great success using organic, pasture-raised pork from a local Mennonite farm northwest of Toronto. I appreciate the way they humanely raise their animals, free of antibiotics, hormones and artificial supplements. If you can, track down a ham prepared in this manner.

The smoked and cured ham in a large soup pot, ready to be boil

BOILING POINT

Whenever someone asks me how to cook a smoked ham, I always suggest getting a large stockpot for this boil-then-bake method. Boiling the ham coaxes the sodium from the meat while returning moisture at the same time. This important step is the key to a surprisingly tender and juicy ham.

The ham scored and studded with cloves

DIAMOND STUDS

I love the “old-school” look of clove-studded ham, complete with that time-honoured diamond-shaped scoring. The cloves add a fragrant aroma and spiced flavouring to the sweet and tangy glaze. Some folks like to remove the cloves before serving, but I never do. Oh, I just love biting into a clove as I enjoy the ham – such unique and memorable flavours.

The glaze brushed onto the ham

GLAZED OVER

I pulled out all the stops in creating this baked ham glaze, and it’s by far my most popular. I used a blend of three different mustards to add layers of interesting flavours. The addition of honey and brown sugar give the glaze an inviting, glossy look. Of course, the flavour of the glaze is what really counts.

The ham fresh out of the oven

I’ve been in many kitchens and thought I’d heard every secret ingredient to pour over baked ham, from orange juice and grape juice to white wine and beer, and even ginger ale and Dr. Pepper! So what did we add? Apple cider vinegar to create a wondrous, tangy sweetness on this easy baked ham.

Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

Two final thoughts on this gorgeous, never-fail recipe: if you plan to enjoy it for a holiday dinner or big get-together, serve up simple sides that best complement the smoky flavour of a perfectly prepared ham – GARLIC MASHED POTATOES, SPICED LIME GINGER CARROTS, SAUTÉED BRUSSELS SPROUTS, and our favourite condiment for ham, this SPICED APPLESAUCE. Yum!

The Glazed Oven-Baked Ham served with favourite sides

Fingers crossed you’ll have leftovers, and if you do, use the ham to make our MINI DEVILLED HAM SAMMIES or slice it thin for our really popular HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE recipe. Both are mighty tasty.

Nothing quite like the flavour of this GLAZED OVEN-BAKED HAM, but the best thing is how easily you’ll be able to make it… perfectly!

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Glazed Oven-Baked Ham

Ingredients

  • 1 8-12 pound bone-in ham, smoked and cured
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Pommery mustard
  • 2 teaspoons hot English mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Place ham in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce to low and replace cover slightly ajar. Cook for 1-1½ hours.
  2. After ham is boiled, preheat oven to 350°F with the rack in the lower position.
  3. Remove ham from water and place into a roasting pan. Cut away any excess rind or fat and score in a diamond shaped pattern. Insert one whole clove into the intersections of each diamond shape.
  4. Prepare the glaze by stirring the mustards, honey and sugar together in a small bowl.
  5. Rub the glaze evenly over the outside of the ham. Pour the apple cider vinegar over top and transfer to oven, baking for 35 - 45 minutes or until glaze is golden and the skin of the ham has crackled.
  6. Remove from oven, letting it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

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