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Chef Bill’s Awesome Pit Ham


  • Serves about 50.

Submitted by Bill Ware


  • 1 pit ham, about 20 lb
  • 2 C maple syrup
  • 2 C Dr Pepper
  • 2 C orange juice
  • 1/2 C honey


Score ham on “up” side in criss-cross diamond pattern, about a half-inch deep. (A pit ham is a precooked, whole boneless sugar-cured ham.)

Combine remaining ingredients separately and pour glaze over ham in a deep roasting pan. Wrap pan containing ham in parchment paper then foil. Cook in a low oven (300 degrees maximum) for 1 hour. Turn ham over onto the cut side, re-seal with foil, and bake an additional 30 minutes. Remove paper and foil, return ham to the cut-side up, and baste with glaze every 5 to 10 minutes for about 30 more minutes, until ham registers 145 degrees internally.

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