April 11, 2010


10 to 12 lbs. fully cooked bone-in ham
1 c. sliced onion
2 bay leaves
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
4 sprigs parsley
6 whole cloves
3 whole black peppers
1 pt. beer
1/2 c. brown sugar, paced
1/4 c. honey
Whole cloves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ham, fat side down in shallow roasting pan. Place onion and bay leaves on ham. Sprinkle with sugar, parsley, cloves and peppers. Insert meat thermometer in center of thickest part away from bone. Pour beer into pan around ham. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake, basting every 30 minutes with beer for about 3 hours. Remove foil.Make glaze: Remove ham to platter. Pour off all fat and drippings. Combine with brown sugar and honey. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. Score ham. Stud the center of each diamond with a whole clove. Brush surface with glaze. Return to oven and bake 30 minutes.

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