Monday, April 5, 2010
Ham was always cooked for Easter in my family. It has been a tradition that I have carried on with my own family. There have been many years that The Fireman was on duty and I have still just tossed a ham in the oven. We would pick at it all afternoon, make sandwiches or even fry up an egg with it. Fire families are very versatile! I have made the ham totally plain to completely dressed up. It's uber simple.
The leftovers are limitless. My Gram would freeze the bone and save it for soup.
This year The Fireman is home for Easter so I get to play with the menu a bit. I love a glazed ham!
1 (14 to 16-pound) fully cooked, spiral-cut smoked ham on the bone
4 garlic cloves
9 oz jar Saucy Susan or Apricot jam
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 orange, zested
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the ham in a roasting pan.
Mince the garlic. Add the Saucy Susan mustard, brown sugar, orange zest, and orange juice and mix well.
Pour the glaze over the ham and bake for 30 minutes and then reapply glaze.
Bake another 30 minutes or until the ham is fully heated and the glaze is browned.
See those dark pieces? My family will fight over them! But I have the carving knife hehehe!!!
What's your favorite way to prepare ham?
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