I love ham–well, anything from a pig, really. Ever since I did my sugar detox a while back, where I also cut out all processed meats, I have avoided it. But for Easter, it’s an easy addition to our spread. Last year, I was very pleased to see a Niman Ranch ham at Costco so I snatched up a big one! This year our nitrate-free ham is from Door-to Door Organics. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe.
Adapted from www.food.com.
- nitrate-free ham - 5-6 pounds
- ground cloves - 1 tsp
- raw honey, warmed to a liquid state - 1/2 cup
- Dijon mustard - 1/4 cup
- fresh orange or pineapple juice - 2 Tbsp
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Place ham, skin side up in a roasting pan. Bake, loosely wrapped in foil, for 20 minutes per pound of ham (about 1 hour and 40 minutes).
- While ham cooks, whisk together honey, mustard, and juice in a small bowl.
- Remove ham from oven and use a sharp knife to score fat in a diamond pattern.
- Brush with honey glaze.
- Return ham to oven and continue to bake uncovered for 20-30 more minutes, basting every 10 minutes with the pan drippings.