Recipe by Aunty Pen
This is a great ham to make for any family dinner! I got this recipe from a Disney cookbook and because my sister is a huge Disney fan, I had a dinner for her forty-fifth birthday and had an all Disney menu. My family loves this ham I really love making it! It turns out such a beautiful color when it's done.
- 5 lbs smoked ham, fully cooked
- 2 tablespoons cloves, whole
- 1 pint whiskey (I use rye whiskey, you could probably use bourbon, I think they're similar)
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees farenheit. Rinse and dry smoked ham, then stud it with whole cloves. Place in an ovenproof roasting pan and allow to stand at room temperature while you make the glaze.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce by about a third, which should take about ten minutes. If the dish flares up, don't worry. It never has for me before, but I am careful all the same. It would just be the alcohol burning off.
- Brush about a third of the marinade over ham, cover loosely with foil, then place in preheated over. Baste ham with accumulated juices and extra liquid as needed, about every 20 minutes for a total cooking time of about one and a half hours.
- If the ham needs more browning, turn the oven up to 400 degrees and keep basting with the juices and even the marinade if you have some left. Baste about every 10 minutes or so. Keep a close watch on it so it doesn't burn. Mine burned the very first time I made it. We still ate it, but it didn't have any juices left. Let it cool for about 15 or 20 minutes before slicing.