Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I made this ham for Christmas this year. It was delicious! It's very easy to do and my family loved the crunchiness of the crust baked on it. It was very moist. I watched for hams to go on sale and bought a spiral cut 1/2 ham since we only have 5 people (adults). We had enough for leftover sandwiches and then I made a pea soup too!
- 1⁄2 spiral cut ham (any kind, I used Safeway brand)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (I used the Splenda kind, my fiancees diabetic)
- 4 tablespoons yellow mustard (Or any mustard you like(I used the cheap yellow mustard)
- Foil line a lipped baking sheet.
- Place the ham with the large side down on the foil.
- Mix the applesauce, brown sugar and mustard in a bowl and then use your hands to cover the ham all the way around.
- Cover ham with foil.
- Put it into a 350 degree oven at 350 degrees for 14 minutes per pound.
- After it's done cooking (about an hour for a 4 lb ham), take off the foil and use your hands to cover the ham again in the sauce. Lather it on their well to create a crust.
- Bake some more until the crust is crispy.
- When done, let the ham rest for about 1/2 an hour.
- Then spoon the pan drippings in between the slices for more goodly sweetness.
- Serve while warm --I served it with cheesy mashed potatoes with sour cream and chives and cheese and brocolli. (My family are cheese-aholics).
- Served with some warned up buns from the baker and sweet cream salted butter.
- Save the leftovers for ham sandwiches (I just left it in the fridge and people made what they wanted with leftover ham and rolls.).
- Take the end part of the ham and put it in a big (like a tamale pan) pot, add carrotts, onions, peas and chicken stock to cover. Add some spices that you like (I put in some ginger and salsa--Mrs. Dash and salt and pepper). We ate that with rolls for Christmas dinner after going to the movies all day.
- So, three meals in one ham! Total cost for all three meals for 5 people was less than $10. Including purchasing all the ingredients (except spices, carrots and onions I had on hand).
- This'd be a great Easter recipe too!
Delicious! I used this glaze for our Easter ham...it was simple, had a wonderful flavor, and best of all not too sweet. I cut back on the brown sugar just a pinch and used a spicy deli mustard. Every one in the family loved the ham. I will definitely use this recipe in the future. Thank you so much for posting. Made and reviewed for Spring PAC 2012.