Pineapple Glazed Easter Ham

This was suppose to get posted last weekend however I was a bit under the weather for the holiday weekend so I couldn’t get to posting it. Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend however you may celebrate.

Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham

1 whole or half ham with bone in

Select ham with the bone in according to the number of guests allowing 1/3 pound of ham per guest. Wash the ham and place in a shallow roasting pan with the fat side up 10 to 15 pound ham insert a meat thermometer so that the tip is in the center of the thickest part of the ham but does not touch the bone or the drippings.

Do not cover bake in oven at 325° F. until the thermometer reaches 140° F. The last 30 minutes take the ham out of oven and remove any skin from top. Score top of ham lightly, cutting uniform diamond shapes. Place a whole cloves in each diamond. Then cover with the pineapple glaze below. Return to the oven for another 30 minutes

Pineapple Glaze

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (8 1/2 ounces) crushed pineapple, with syrup
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard

In a small sauce pan, place the brown sugar, cornstarch, salt. Then stir in the pineapple, lemon juice, and mustard. Cook over medium heat. stirring constantly. until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Pour over undrained on to the ham. Baste 2 times while finishing the baking process. Remove and place on a platter to server.

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