Baking a Whole Ham for Easter.
Ingredients for a Whole Baked and Glazed Ham:
1 16-18 pound ham
3 C. light brown sugar
1 can soda pop, NOT diet
2/3 C. coarse ground mustard
3 T. cider vinegar
1/2 t. black pepper
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Trim excess fat from the ham leaving a thin layer. Score the fat to form 1/8 " thick slashes in a 1 1/2" diamond pattern and insert a whole clove in the center of each diamond.
Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for half of the total time. Figure 15 minutes per pound. My ham was 16 pounds so the total time was 4 hours. I roasted for two before glazing.
Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer about 20-30 minutes until slightly thickened. After half the roasting time has elapsed brush on the glaze and return to the oven. Add layers of glaze about every 20 minutes until the baking time is complete. Remove from the oven.
Let sit covered at least 30 minutes before carving.