Grandmag's Baked Christmas Ham

Recipe by GrandmaG
READY IN: 5hrs
YIELD: 1 Ham




  • Wash ham throughly.
  • Cut diagional criss crossed lines one inch apart, one inch deep.
  • When you are finished the cut lines should look diamond shape.
  • This has to be done all around the whole ham.
  • Insert whole clove in each crossed section.
  • Try to push the clove down at least an inch into the meat.
  • Bake one hour covered, in very deep baking pan, at 275 degrees.
  • This is where my GrannyN would have the ham in a paper bag.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Bake another hour covered at 275 degrees.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Let ham sit uncovered while you warm the honey.
  • Pour honey over the ham, and cook uncovered for an hour at 300 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and drain.
  • Let sit until cool to touch, about 30 minutes.
  • The ham top should be a little sticky.
  • If not it's ok.
  • When cool, using your hands, pack brown sugar all over the top and sides of ham.
  • Pushing the sugar in the cut slices.
  • Push tooth picks through the cherries.
  • Place pineapple rings on top of ham using toothpick with cherries to hold in place.
  • Insert meat thermometer.
  • Mix together pineapple juice and cherry juice.
  • Divide.
  • Pour half of mixture in bottom of pan.
  • Cover, and bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees.
  • Check doneness.
  • Usually at this point the ham is usually done.
  • Last 30 minutes, Uncover and pour remainder of pineapple juice on top.