Baking a Whole Country Ham

May 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Meats, z1

Baked country ham

Baked country ham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allow time for soaking overnight.

1 whole country ham
½ cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar

Equal parts:
Brown sugar

Wash the ham well under running water. Put into a large pot and cover with cold water. Let soak overnight.
Next day: Drain the water, rinse the ham, and cover again with fresh hot water.
Add the molasses and 1 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 3 hours, adding more water as needed.
Remove the ham, let it cool slightly, then trim off the skin and fat.
Mix together equal parts of honey, prepared mustard and brown sugar to make a glaze. Brush over ham.
Put ham in a large baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees.
At the end of 1 hour, turn the oven off and let ham cool sit in oven for another hour, cooling.
Slice thin to serve.

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