Easy Glazed Holiday Ham
(Glaze recipe adapted from Delish )
1 fully cooked 9-10 pound ham* (bone-in or boneless)
Whole cloves (optional)
½ cup brown sugar
2 cups apple cider
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ cup Dijon mustard
Heat the oven to 325°F.
Remove ham from packaging. Trim off excess skin and blot dry with paper towels.
Diagonally score the ham one way and then the opposite way, creating diamond shapes.
Place whole cloves in the center of each diamond shape (if using).
Place the ham on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan.
Cover the ham with foil and bake until warmed through (15 - 20 minutes per pound). 45 minutes before the ham is finished roasting, start the glazing process.
To make the glaze:
Whisk together the brown sugar, apple cider, apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard in a saucepan set over medium heat. Once the glaze starts to simmer, reduce the heat to low and continue simmering until the glaze has been reduced in half. Whisk the glaze every once in a while.
45 minutes before the ham is finished roasting, remove the foil from the ham. Generously baste some of the glaze on the ham (allow to drip in the crevices too). Return the ham to the oven and continue roasting. Apply more glaze every 10 minutes until the glaze has caramelized and the ham has finished cooking.
Let the ham rest for 15 minutes before carving.
*For larger or smaller hams, increase or decrease the roasting time; (15-20 minutes per pound).
Pineapple rings (in juice or syrup)
Blot the pineapple rings on paper towel and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Brush some of the reserved glaze over the pineapple. Roast the pineapple at 325°F for 40 minutes, brushing with glaze every 10 minutes and flipping half way through.