Nanna's Baked Ham

Nanna's Baked Ham
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Ingredients

1 very lean large ham with bone in
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 (1 stick) cup butter
30 whole cloves
1 can pineapple rings in juice

Instructions

Remove ham from packaging and reserve any juices. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted and add brown sugar and reserved ham juices and pineapple juice. Bring to slow boil over medium heat and then simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, then set aside.

Place ham in roasting pan face-down. With a good sharp knife score the skin in a pattern. Push in cloves until outside rind of ham is completely dotted with cloves. With a basting brush, spread the prepared sauce all over ham. Bake for 1 hour. Remove ham from oven and baste again. Decorate with pineapple rings and place back in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, baste again and serve.

Yield: 

6 to 8 servings, with leftovers

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