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Baked Whiskey Glazed Ham

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 to 6 pound) semi-boneless ham (fully cooked variety)
  • 3/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • Whole cloves

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Instructions

  1. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Put in middle of preheated 325 degree F oven and bake two hours or until meat can be easily pierced with a fork.
  2. Remove ham from oven and cut away the rind with large, sharp knife. Then score ham deeply through fat until you reach meat, making incisions 1/2-inch apart lengthwise and crosswise.
  3. Return ham to rack in pan and turn oven to 450 degrees F. Brush ham on all sides with 1/2 cup of whiskey.
  4. Combine brown sugar, mustard and 1/4 cup whiskey. Pat this mixture firmly into the scored fat. Stud fat at scoring intersections with whole cloves. Baste lightly with drippings from pan.
  5. Bake ham, undisturbed, in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until sugar has melted to form a glaze.
  6. Let cool slightly before serving.
  7. Garnish with parsley.