Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
Ham is one of the traditional meat dishes served in Trinidadian homes at Christmas time. Many people I know bake it on Christmas Eve and have it for breakfast with freshly baked bread and a condiment called Chow Chow (Picalli Sauce). You are also likely to be served thick slices of ham with Christmas meat pies known as Pastelles. This recipe is simplicity itself and it's how I bake my ham every year. Enjoy!
- 1 (5 lb) ham
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard (of your choice) or 3 tablespoons prepared mustard (of your choice)
- 2 tablespoons orange juice or 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
- Place ham, skin side up, in a roasting pan and bake coverd at 325 degrees for 20 minutes per pound. Add 20 minutes extra. (In this case, 2 hours).
- Remove ham from the oven. Score fat in diamond shapes. Use a knife to stick the cloves in all over the ham.
- Combine honey, mustard and orange juice and spread over the ham.
- Return to the oven and continue to bake uncovered for 20 - 30 minutes more, basting occasionally with the glaze.
This was a great ham recipe. I used an almost 9lb spiral sliced ham and twice the amount of glaze. I glazed the ham every 20 mins durring cooking and it turned out great.
Wonderful ham! I put my ham in the slow cooker on low for 7 hours. About an hour before serving I started basting the ham with the honey marinade. I used ground cloves, spicy brown mustard, and lemon juice instead of orange because I didnt have any in the fridge. Love the spicy sweet flavor with the ham, so good!
I used this recipe to bake my ham at xmas...not being a big ham eater, I was surprised at how yummy this was (even my hubby liked it!) Will certainly use this recipe again.