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The right brine, the right sequence of oven temperatures and the right glaze transform an uncured ham into a pork roast with rich moist meat and crackling crisp skin. Makes enough to glaze a ham. Adapted from America's Test Kitchen. Posted for Summer '09 Comfort Cafe.
- Bring cider, brown sugar and cloves to boil in a small non-reactive saucepan over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until syrupy and reduced to about 1 1/3 cups, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Glaze will thicken as it cools between bastings; cook over medium heat about 1 minute, stirring once or twice, before using.