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Baked Ham In Crust With Cumberland Sauce

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Ingredients
  Piecrust mix 11 Ounce
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sage leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ice water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bone in ham 12 Pound (Cooked)
  Egg yolk 1
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375F.

MAKING
To Make Pastry:
2. In medium bowl, combine pie- crust mix, mustard, and sage; mix well.
3. Blend in ice water as the label directs and shape into a ball.
4. On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to about 1/8-inch thickness.
5. Trim to make a 22-by- 17-1/2-inch rectangle and save trimmings.
6. Remove rind from ham and place it near one end of rectangle, covering about one third of the pastry, and mold short end of pastry to ham.
7. Bring long end of pastry over ham and mold around top and sides of ham, pressing firmly.
8. With cold water moisten edges and press together firmly, to seal.
9. Roll out trimmings cutting out extra with leaf cookie cutter.
10. In a bowl beat egg yolk with 1 teaspoon cold water and brush some of egg over pastry.
11. Arrange leaf cutouts decoratively on top and brush with egg.
12. Take a cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan and place ham over it.
13. Bake 1-1/2 hours until pastry is a deep golden brown.
14. If pastry breaks, tuck a piece of foil under ham, to keep it level.
15. For buffet serving, cut a lengthwise slice from thin underside and then stand ham on cut side.

SERVING
16. Serve with Cumberland Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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