A simple glaze over ham makes for an easy special occasion meal. Serve with green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes and fruit salad.
1 (5-pound) fully cooked whole boneless ham
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup apricot nectar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Place ham on rack in a shallow roasting pan.
- Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 140°F (60°C).
- For the glaze, in a small saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and cloves. Stir in apricot nectar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
- Brush ham with glaze. Continue baking 15 to 20 minutes more, brushing occasionally with glaze.
Makes 20 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories 160 calories Protein 19 grams Fat 7 grams Sodium 1180 milligrams Cholesterol 49 milligrams
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.