How to Cook a Ham

I want to show you how to cook a ham with a honey and brown sugar glaze. This is an easy process but does require some time as we need our ham to reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F (60 C).

Ham’s are great for celebrations. They are juicy and super tasty and go well with any side dish you want.

The pan juices from this ham are very tasty with the cloves, brown sugar, honey and saltiness of the ham. They make for delicious gravy which I made in the video.

This is how to cook a ham with honey and brown sugar glaze:

Serves twelve
1 – 10 pound, bone in smoked ham
1 ½ cup light brown sugar
1-cup honey
1 TBS prepared mustard (you can use Dijon or yellow if you want)
4 to 5 whole cloves

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).

Score the fatty part of the ham by cutting in about 1/3rd inch into the fat. Make your cuts lengthwise about 1 inch apart, turn the ham and cut again to form diamonds.

Place the ham in a roasting pan and cover the pan. If you do not have a cover tent it with foil. Place in the oven for 90 minutes.

Place the brown sugar, honey, mustard and cloves in a pot and stir it until the sugar is dissolved. Work on medium heat. Once it is dissolves let it simmer until the glaze reduces and thickens a bit. Stir occasionally.

Remove the ham from the oven and brush it with all of the sauce. Cover it and place it in the oven for another 30 minutes. Remove and baste with the pan juices, cover and return to the oven for another 30 minutes. Remove the ham and baste and put back in the oven uncovered for about 20 minutes. The internal temperature of your ham should be at 140 degrees F or 60 C. Allow the ham to sit for about 15 minutes so all the juices settle before you carve it.

The entire pan juices
½ to ¾ cup whole milk
½ cup all-purpose flour

Place the roasting pan on two of your burners (or move the juices to a pot) and turn them onto low heat. Remove the cloves and any pieces of skin that might have fallen into the pan.

Whisk in ½ a cup of milk and mix well. Vigorously whisk in the flour and whisk until the lumps disappear. Don’t worry about the initial lumps, as they will dissolve as you whisk. Cook the gravy for 3 to 4 minutes until the flour is cooked. If the gravy is too thick add the remaining milk and whisk in. Whisk constantly. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your sliced ham.

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