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    Fantastic Holiday Ham

    Fantastic Holiday Ham. Photo by BLUE ROSE

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    5 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    5 hrs

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    I make this ham at the holidays and always receive rave reviews, this ham will be the star attraction at you table --- do not use sugar-free 7-up for this, make certain before starting this that you have a large enough roasting pan with a rack that will fit into the pan, a 12-pound ham will take a bit of time to bake so make certain that you have all your other dishes made ahead of time --- if you don't want to go the extra step with the pineapple and cherries you may omit and just make the ham using the brown sugar coating :)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 325 degrees.
    2. 2
      Using a sharp knife "score" the rind of the ham with diamond patterns.
    3. 3
      Place the ham onto a rack in a very large WELL GREASED roasting pan.
    4. 4
      Insert a meat thermometer into the ham, making certain that the thermometer does NOT touch the bone.
    5. 5
      Press whole cloves into the center of each diamond.
    6. 6
      Drain the pineapple juice from the pineapple rings into a bowl, then stir in the brown sugar, mustard powder and 7-Up soda; mix very well to combine.
    7. 7
      Coat the complete ham with the brown sugar mixture.
    8. 8
      Place the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham.
    9. 9
      Place a whole maraschino cherry into the center of each pineapple ring, then attach with a wooden toothpick.
    10. 10
      Bake uncovered for 4-5 hours, basting frequently with the pan juices or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
    11. 11
      Remove the ham to a serving platter, then let sit for about 20 minutes.
    12. 12
      Remove all toothpicks before serving.
    13. 13
      Slice ham and enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2010

      55

      I have been making this EXACT recipe for over 25 years. My SIL gave me the recipe written on an old envelope and it is really torn, tattered, and stained now. I'm so glad to put this in my cookbook......you know that envelope can't last much longer.!!
      Thank you for posting.....I didn't think of doing it myself and I'm so glad you did.
      Donna

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    • on December 01, 2010

      I came along and started using 7-UP or ginger ale.

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    • on April 10, 2010

      55

      My Mom was so Worried about me making my First Easter Ham and not having it turn out the way they all like. Surprise My first Easter Dinner at our place turned out to be fantastic! They all raved of how good this recipe tured out. The only change in this recipe I did was use Ginger Ale instead of 7-Up. Thanks for posting this recipe and making my First Easter Dinner a memerable one.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fantastic Holiday Ham

    Serving Size: 1 (338 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 905.3
     
    Calories from Fat 483
    53%
    Total Fat 53.6 g
    82%
    Saturated Fat 19.6 g
    98%
    Cholesterol 284.0 mg
    94%
    Sodium 190.8 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.2 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 17.3 g
    69%
    Protein 81.4 g
    162%

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