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Country Ham with Brown Sugar Coating

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 to 12 pound) uncooked country ham
  • 1 (64 ounce) bottle apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry, red wine, or cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place ham in a large container. Cover with water, and let soak 24 hours.
  2. Drain ham. Scrub ham in warm water with a stiff brush; rinse well. Place ham in a large cooking container. Insert meat thermometer, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Add apple juice. Add enough hot water to cover ham. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 142 degrees F.
  3. Let ham cool in drippings 3 hours.
  4. Remove ham from drippings. Cover and refrigerate ham at least 8 hours.
  5. Trim skin from ham. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle fat with ground cloves.
  6. Combine brown sugar and sherry; brush over ham.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until coating is golden and crusty (ham will be cool).
  8. Slice thinly to serve.

Yield: 30 servings


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