Fantastic Holiday Ham

READY IN: 5hrs 25mins
SERVES: 18-20




  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Using a sharp knife "score" the rind of the ham with diamond patterns.
  • Place the ham onto a rack in a very large WELL GREASED roasting pan.
  • Insert a meat thermometer into the ham, making certain that the thermometer does NOT touch the bone.
  • Press whole cloves into the center of each diamond.
  • Drain the pineapple juice from the pineapple rings into a bowl, then stir in the brown sugar, mustard powder and 7-Up soda; mix very well to combine.
  • Coat the complete ham with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Place the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham.
  • Place a whole maraschino cherry into the center of each pineapple ring, then attach with a wooden toothpick.
  • Bake uncovered for 4-5 hours, basting frequently with the pan juices or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Remove the ham to a serving platter, then let sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove all toothpicks before serving.
  • Slice ham and enjoy!