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Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 hrs
If you're a fan of sweet, succulent ham then you are sure to love this recipe. The cloves, maple syrup, pineapple juice, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon spices will create a delicious aroma in your kitchen and have mouths watering.
- 4 lbs pre-cooked boneless ham
- 1⁄4 cup whole cloves
- 1⁄3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet butter
- 3⁄4 cup plus 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 orange, sliced thin
- 2 slices candied ginger
- 2 large green apples, peeled, pitted and cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1⁄4 cup dark raisin
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- Wash ham and pat dry with paper towels.
- Score ham with a sharp knife in a diagonal pattern. Repeat scoring, diagonally, in the opposite direction to create a criss-cross pattern. Randomly insert cloves at the crossings.
- Place the ham fat side up on a large enough sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil to securely wrap it. (The melting fat will baste your ham while it cooks.).
- In a small saucepan combine 1/3 cup butter, 3/4 cup maple syrup and the the next six (6) ingredients; cook over medium heat and bring to a full boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and cook one (1) minute.
- Brush ham with maple glaze. (Any leftover glaze can be warmed up and served with ham.)
- Lay orange slices on top, and place one slice of ginger on each side of the ham.
- Wrap up the ham; place in crock-pot.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for one (1) hour, then reduce the heat to LOW and contiune to cook for 6 to 7 hours, or until the meat thermometer registers 160 degree F.
- Remove the ham from the crock-pot; let sit for a few minutes before removing from the foil.
- Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the apples, raisins, remaining maple syrup, vanilla and apple pie seasoning. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until apples are tender -stirring occasionally.
- Place ham on a warmed serving platter. Drizzle the juices from within the foil over the ham.
- Slice ham; serve with the apples.
- COOK'S TIP: The leftovers make delicious Monte Cristo sandwiches or split pea and ham soup. Another idea, cube the leftover ham and freeze it in 1-cup packages to use in casseroles.