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Cold Roast Ham With Minted Peaches

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Ingredients
  Ham 5 Pound
  Onion 1
  Carrot 1
  Thick honey 3 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Cloves 12
For minted peaches
  Sugar 2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs)
  Fresh mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Stalks And All)
  Peaches 6 , peeled
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon (Juice Extracted From 2 Lemons)
  Finely chopped fresh mint 1 Tablespoon (Preferably Applemint)
Directions

If the ham is smoked, soak it overnight in cold water, to get rid of any excessive saltiness.
Put the ham in a large saucepan with fresh water to cover it and add the onion and carrot.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 hour.
Drain.
When cool enough to handle, cut the skin off the ham, leaving as much of the fat on the ham as possible.
With a sharp knife, score the fat into diamond shapes.
Put the ham in a roasting pan.
Mix together the honey and mustard and smear over the ham.
Stud with the cloves at even spaces.
Roast the ham in a preheated 350° oven for 1 hour.
Allow to cool completely.
To prepare the peaches, put the sugar in a saucepan with 5 cups of water.
Heat, stirring, to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a boil.
Add the handful of mint to the syrup, and boil for 5-7 minutes.
Add the peaches to the mint syrup with the lemon juice.
Simmer for 5 minutes, turning the peaches over in the syrup occasionally.
Remove from the heat, and let the peaches cool in the syrup.
Place the ham on a serving platter.
Carve off a few very thin slices and arrange around the ham, with the drained peaches and sprinkle the chopped mint over.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Ham

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