Baked Glazed City Ham
Since the ham is fully cooked, it only requires reheating. A glaze makes a good city ham even better. My glaze recipe is simple and uses ordinary ingredients. Cast iron Dutch oven cooking is my favorite and that's where my ham gets cooked.
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 heaping tablespoons apricot preserves
- 2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard or substitute your favorite.
- whole cloves
- bone-in ham
- 1/4 cup water
Add first three ingredients to a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Place ham in a Dutch oven fat side up. Score top of ham into diamonds. Stud with cloves.
Brush with a little of the glaze. Pour about a 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the Dutch oven.
Cover and cook following package recommendations. If you accidentally threw away the directions, bake for 10 minutes a pound at 325 degrees. During last 30 minutes of cooking, remove cover and baste with glaze every 10 minutes.
Let rest for 15 minutes before carving…..if you can stand it. Remove cloves before carving.