Sunday, December 04, 2011
Baked Christmas ham
Christmas dinner is one the best parts of the holiday season. Having that beautiful glazed Christmas ham as a centerpiece on the dining room table, with all the wonderful trimmings is a warm memory and tradition to uphold. This recipe includes a great cranberry glaze using lovely red whole cranberry sauce as a chief ingredient. If you live in South Carolina, you can purchase a honey baked ham online and pick it up in one of the many locations throughout South Carolina by visiting the *link at the bottom of this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 325° F
If your ham is not pre-cooked you will need to cook your ham about 30 minutes for every pound.
Place your ham in a roasting pan fat side up. Peel/cut off the brown skin that is lining the top of your ham and place inside the roasting pan. You can discard this if you like. Once the white layer of fat is exposed, score it and if you like this is the time to insert your cloves placing them in an even pattern over the top of your ham.
Place ham in your oven, and bake. Check periodically, and if you see the top getting too dark, you can place a quick release tin foil over the top. Bake for the amount of time suggested on the hams label. 30 minutes or so prior to the ham coming out of the oven, apply Peach glaze. You can cover with tin and continue cooking until ham is ready to come out of the oven.