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Holiday Baked Ham

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Holiday baked ham is a fruited and spiced ham recipe. Simple yet flavorful, this holiday baked ham is prepared with a spiced apricot glaze. Flavored with mustard, allspice and cloves glaze, the ham is stuck with pineapple bits and cherries. Roasted in the oven to finish, it is a truly delightful platter to serve as the main course.
  Smoked ham 8 1⁄2 Pound (1 In Number, Bone-In)
  Canned sliced pineapple in syrup 20 Ounce (1 Can)
  Apricot preserves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 8
  Maraschino cherries 1 Tablespoon

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Remove rind from ham.
Place ham on rack in open roasting pan, fat side up.
Insert meat thermometer with bulb in thickest part away from fat or bone.
Roast ham in oven about 3 hours.
Drain pineapple; reserve syrup.
In small saucepan, combine syrup, preserves, mustard and allspice.
Bring to boil; continue boiling, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
Remove ham from oven, but keep oven hot.
Stud ham with cloves; brush with glaze.
Using wooden picks, secure pineapple and cherries to ham.
Brush again with glaze.
Return ham to oven.
Roast 30 minutes longer or until thermometer registers 160°F (about 25 minutes per pound total cooking time).
Brush with glaze 15 minutes before done.
Let ham stand 20 minutes before slicing.

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