After the big event, this ham will help make sandwiches, soups and everything else a bit medicated. Merry Christmas for all and for all a good high!
This recipe will generously glaze a 12-pound ham. If there is glaze left over it is terrific on chicken and shrimp as well.
Smoked cured ham, 8-12 pounds
1/8 cup whole cloves
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple cider
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup canna-canola oil
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
1. Place the ham on your work surface. Stud the ham with the whole cloves.
2. In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, canna-oil, apple cider, mustard, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Allow to reach a slow simmer, stirring frequently. The longer you cook the glaze the thicker it will. Allow the mixture to cool for at least 30 minutes.
3. Liberally brush the ham with the glaze. Bake for 1-2 hours, basting frequently. Allow to stand for about 20 minutes before slicing.