Ham Baked With Glazed Apricots

Course : Fruits
Serves: 4 - 6
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12 pounds ready-to-eat ham with bone in -- up to 16-pounds
whole cloves to cover surface of ham
1/4 cup prepared Dijon mustard
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 cups apple juice
1 pound dried apricots
1 cup Madeira wine

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350øF. Peel skin from ham and trim fat, leaving about a 1/4" layer to protect meat. With a sharp knife score fat in a diamond pattern. Set ham in a shallow baking pan, insert a whole clove in the crossed point of each diamond, and pat mustard evenly over top and sides of ham. Sprinkle top with brown sugar and pour apple juice into the bottom of the pan. Bake ham for 1 1/2 hours, basting frequently. Meanwhile, combine apricots and Madeira in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat. At 30 minutes from the end of the baking time, add apricots and their liquid to the roasting pan and continue to bake and baste ham. Transfer ham to a large platter. Decorate top of ham with apricots. Skim fat from pan and serve with pan juices.


Nutritional Information:

2257 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (1% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 581g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 154mg Sodium

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