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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Spiced Citrus Baked Ham

4 servings per pound

Ingredients:

1 boneless Farmland Smoked & Fully Cooked Ham
(you can do this with canned hams, bone in hams, etc, as long as they are smoked and fully cooked- for the time and temperature used here)
1 fresh orange (For a sweeter juicier glaze, substitute 1 can crushed pineapple)
whole cloves
½ cup brown sugar

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 325°. Remove ham from wrapper, remove paper wrapper off ham. Place in a baking dish. Score ham with a sharp knife, making diagonal cuts about 1/4 inch deep, then cut diagonally the other way, making diamond cuts. At each point where cuts cross, press a whole clove into the ham. Evenly spread brown sugar over the top of the ham, pressing it into the scored ham surface. Thinly slice the orange. Place orange slices, peel and all, on the top and sides of ham;,using toothpicks to secure the slices, so they will not slide off the ham. Leave about ½ inch of toothpick sticking out so that you can safely remove them before serving. Bake 15 minutes per pound. Though the ham is already cooked, baking it will improve its texture and flavor. Remove cloves, toothpicks and orange slices before serving. Spoon drippings over top of ham before cutting.

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