Main Dishes

Spiced Glazed Ham

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Ham

Glaze

  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. Sauer's Ground Cloves
  • Apricot and Pear Garnish
  • ½ pound dried apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 jar or can of pear halves

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Prepare your precooked smoked ham by slashing cross-hatches through the fat/skin with a sharp knife. Stick whole cloves through the skin about 1 inch apart.

3. Place ham in preheated oven on a foil lined baking pan and bake following the directions on the package or until a meat thermometer registers 130°F.

4. Mix together the ingredients for the glaze until a medium-thick glaze is formed – use more mustard if necessary. Spread glaze onto the clove-stuck ham.

5. Put back in the oven and bake until the glaze is bubbling and has formed a crust. Watch carefully as sugar glaze can burn easily.

6. While ham is cooking, combine apricots, water and sugar in a medium saucepan.

7. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

8. Add pears to saucepan and cook until heated through.

9. When ham is done, place on a serving platter and garnish with apricots and pears.

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