Glazed Ham With Pineapple

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan combine the pineapple juice, ginger slices and garlic; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes (reducing the liquid to about 2 cups).
  • Strain and reserve all liquid through a fine strainer.
  • Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Trim the thick rind with fat, but leave about 1/4-inch fat from the surface of the ham.
  • With a very sharp knife, "score" a diamond pattern all over the ham, then insert the whole cloves at the crossed points of the diamonds.
  • Set the ham in a shallow baking pan.
  • Brush the mustard all over the top.
  • Pat the sugar into the top of the mustard, pushing it in with a spoon or your hands.
  • Starting at the butt end, and working towards the bone, decoratively arrange the pineapple rings securing with whole cherrries and toothpicks in the centers.
  • Pour the reserved pineapple juice into the bottom of the pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 1-1/2 hours, basting about every 15-20 minutes (the cooking time might take longer depending on the weight of the ham).
  • When ham is cooked, place it on a fancy serving platter and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Carve into thin slices, preferably with an electric knife, beginning with the butt end.
  • Serve warm with the sauce from the pan in a serving cup.
  • Remove the pineapple slices and cherries as you slice the ham.
  • Delicious!
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