HOLIDAY MAPLE GLAZED HAM
A ham glazed with a combination of maple syrup and apple juice, along with a little mustard and brown sugar.
1 fully cooked whole ham, about 8 to 12 pounds
1 cup pure Baker Grade maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup apple juice
2 heaping tablespoon brown or Dijon mustard
dash cinnamon and ginger or allspice, optional
Place ham, fat side up, on rack in a foil-lined roasting pan; score fat and stud with cloves and cranberries, if desired. Cook at 325° for about 18 minutes per pound, until meat thermometer or instant read thermometer registers 148°. Combine glaze ingredients in saucepan; bring to a boil and boil for about 2 minutes (be careful not to let it boil over). About 20 minutes before the ham is done, spoon about half of the glaze over top of ham, then about 10 minutes before done, spread remaining glaze over ham.
Serves 10 to 15.