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Wonderful, tasty, moist ham, tastes just like you want to remember, but please remember not to eat the whole cloves. The Manischevitz Sweet Concord Grape wine was a surprise ingredient, but it accentuated the ham taste. Our Christmas gathering concluded that the 30 ounces of liquid ensured a moist ham and helped to desalt the ham as well. The recipe says it serves 10-12, but four 60-year-old-plus adults did not leave much as leftovers (ok, so we were all pigs, this was so good!). Thanks for posting this recipe, Annacia! Made for Photo Tag.

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KateL December 25, 2008

I watched the episode that Martha aired this recipe on. Preparing a Chrstmas/Easter dinner was never so easy. I've followed this recipe in lieu of turkey for either or both holidays for a family of four. There are plenty of left overs for sandwiches. The original recipe actually calls for a spiral sliced ham instead. I was skeptical about presliced ham thinking it would dry out quickly, But the continual basting alleviated this.

This does make for a sweeter ham than savory. I've also added a touch of dry mustard to cut the sweetness before and it does add round out the flavour quite nicely.

Hope this helps! Enjoy!

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badboyvic72 December 21, 2010

This was a wonderful recipe. I always love a sweet ham so I tried this for our Christmas dinner and was a huge hit! Thanks so much for posting this!

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cinderbell January 07, 2011

Fantastic recipe! I made this for Christmas Eve dinner this year, serving it to 10 guests. They all raved how delicious it was. I had a 15lb ham, so I doubled the recipe. I also used grape/cranberry juice in place of the wine. I cooked it in a roaster to free up my oven and it turned out fantastic. The key to this ham recipe is definitely the basting ... it was falling apart before we could even cut into it. Delicious!

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Chef Chelle in PA December 30, 2010

Made this for Christmas dinner...FABULOUS! I used grape juice instead of wine, turned out just a wonderful.

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Flowers and Pearls December 27, 2010

MMM yummy, love cooking with coca cola and orange juice instad of pineaple,i live in Mexico border with Arizona, and my recipe for ham,turkey,and pork, was given to me by s spanish ladie that live in cuba , so she is an awsome cheff,grat recipe. Merry christmas.

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albalola December 22, 2010
Holiday Ham a La Martha