I have experimented for a long time trying to come up with a baked ham which
is flavorful, delicious. This is what I finally came up with.
1 (6 pound) boneless cooked ham ( half of a ham)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (the real thing will only do)
1/4 cup prepared Dijon mustard (I use grey poupon or Jack Daniel's Dijon mustard which is excellent
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
With a sharp knife score the ham with diagonal lines about 1/8- to 1/4-inch deep
into the fat to achieve a diamond pattern.
Place the ham fat side up in a shallow roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Combine together brown sugar, maple syrup and mustard whisking until well combined.
Brush the ham with the mixture and return to oven.
Bake an additional 30 minutes and then brush with again with remaining sugar
mixture. Continue to bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes longer or until a meat
thermometer reaches 140 degrees F.
Remove ham from oven and allow to rest 15 to 20 minutes on a wire rack. Slice
When catering this ham, I cut the ham in half and sliced it 1/4-inch thick the
long way and laid it flat side down and fanning out the pieces serving one half
at a time, depending on the amount of people attending.
Serve with rye or pumpernickel bread.
Yield: 12 servings
Posted by bettyboop at Recipe Goldmine 9/4/2001 10:00 am.