Recipe by Dreamgoddess
Since finding this recipe, it's become my favorite way to cook ham. My family loves the crunchy crust that bakes on the ham...very yummy! The recipe came from a cookbooklet that I received in one of our swaps. Very Important Note: be sure to use a fully cooked cured ham which only needs to warmed through for this recipe.
Top Review by GaylaV
The ham is sweet and moist inside after getting through the charred but flavourful crust. I am not going to decrease the stars because in rereading the introduction to the recipe just now I noticed (duh) that it says to be sure to use a fully cooked ham. I am not sure how I missed that!! I had printed the recipe and it is there as plain as the nose on my face. My ham, like Diana's took 3 hours to get to 160* and by then the outside was rather blackened. It did no harm to the inside of the ham. It was still moist and so tasty. I will stick to my usual way of cooking ham only because I always buy partially cooked ham. If you buy fully cooked I think this would be a great option. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for 2010 Spring PAC.
- 1 (7 lb) halved bone-in cured smoked ham
- 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Directions See How It's Made
- Put a roasting rack inside a roasting pan that has been lined with foil.
- Place the ham, flat side down, on waxed paper.
- Making sure not to cut into the meat, lightly score the layer of fat on top of the ham in a diamond pattern,.
- Combine the granulated and brown sugars; set aside.
- Brush the top of the ham with mustard; coat evenly.
- Press the sugars onto the mustard making sure to coat the ham evenly.
- Place the coated side of the ham up on the roasting rack.
- Roast at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, or until heated through evenly.
- Increase the temperature to 450 degrees and roast the ham until the crust is crunchy (should take about 15 minutes).