Best Baked Ham Ever

Serves: 20
Total Calories: 449


1 (10- to 15-pound) semi-boneless, fully cooked ham
2 cups sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1 stick cinnamon
12 whole cloves
6 allspice berries
additional cloves to stud ham
white pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sherry
Mustard Sauce:
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar, warmed
2 egg yolk, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350°. Wash ham and place in large roasting pan with lid. Add sugar, vinegar, cinnamon stick, cloves, and allspice berries. Fill pan with water, cover, and place in oven. Cook 15 minutes per pound, turning ham often. Remove from oven and cool.

Lower oven temperature to 250°. Remove top skin, but leave fat on ham. Place ham in washed and dried roasting pan and stud at intervals with cloves. Sprinkle liberally with white pepper and spread brown sugar all over. Pour sherry into pan and bake, uncovered, for 1 hour. After 30 minutes of cooking time, baste every 10 minutes with pan juices. Remove from oven and keep covered and warm until serving time.

Mustard Sauce:
Combine mustard, salt, sugar, and flour. Place in top of double boiler. Add egg yolks and butter, stirring until thickened. Do not boil or eggs will curdle. Can be prepared one day ahead and reheated to serve.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 20
Total Calories: 449
Calories from Fat: 10

This Best Baked Ham Ever recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook:
Beef Burgundy
Elegant Filet Mignons
Medallions of Beef and Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Red Wine Sauce
Pot Roast 1950s Style
Coca-Cola Brisket
Fresh Brisket
Cube Steak with Milk Gravy
Sunday Dinner Steaks
Stuffed Round Steak
Steak and Onion Pie
Betty’s Beef Stroganoff
Grandmother’s Meatloaf
Hurry-Up Meatloaf
Sweet-Sour Meatballs on Rice
Popover Pizza
Hungry Jack Beef and Bean Round-Up
Stuffed Green Peppers
Hot Wheel Burgers
Hamburger-Potato Bake
Unsandwich Reuben Casserole
Veal and Peppers
North Carolina Barbecue Sauce
Oven Barbecued Spareribs
Marinated Pork Roast with Apricot Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cream Sauce
Baked Stuffed Pork Chops
Maryland Pork Chops
Baked Virginia Ham
Best Baked Ham Ever

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.