Ham Baked in Cider
|Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
||Yield/Servings: 6 - 8 servings |
|1 half ham (5 to 6 lbs.), fully cooked|
2 quarts apple cider or juice
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsps. dry mustard
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups cider from ham
1/2 cup currants
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp. cider
|Colonial American favorite|
Soak ham overnight in cider in large pan in refrigerator, skin side down. Remove ham from pan and drain cider into medium saucepan. Place ham on rack in roasting pan and bake at 350 degree for about 2 hours (20 min. per lb.). Baste occasionally with cider. Remove ham from oven and strip off skin, if necessary. Score ham.
Mix brown sugar, mustard and cinnamon and spread over ham. Stud ham with cloves. Return to oven and continue to bake 30 minutes before carving. Serve with Raisin Sauce.
Simmer cider, currants and cloves in small saucepan about 10 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture and simmer, stirring until sauce thickens slightly; about 3 to 5 minutes.
|Submitted by: A. Chase USA |