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Old Fashioned Ham

  • Serves 12 to 14.


  • 1/2 (6-8 lbs.) fully cooked ham with bone
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 6-8 canned pineapple rings (reserve juice or syrup)
  • 3 Tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Maraschino cherries


Score the surface of the ham with shallow diamond-shaped cuts and insert cloves evenly in cuts all over top and sides of ham. Combine brown sugar, dry mustard, and juice or syrup from canned pineapple to make a thick paste. Spread over ham and place pineapple rings with cherries all over top and sides using toothpicks. Ham should be roasted on a rack in roasting pan in a preheated oven at 325° for 20 minutes per pound, or until inserted thermometer reads 140°. I like to baste mine with pan juices several times during the baking process.

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