Begin this fresh ham recipe a day in advance. This would make a great weekend meal for the whole family.
- 1 fresh ham, about 5 pounds
- whole cloves
- 1 large bay leaf
- dash crushed red pepper, or 1 small red pepper pod
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- dash garlic powder
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
Place ham in a large pot; cover with boiling water. Add 4 whole cloves, the bay leaf, red pepper, and cinnamon stick. Simmer for 3 hours. Refrigerate in broth overnight. Remove rind. Combine mustard and horseradish; rub over the ham. Bake at 300° for 2 hours. Score fat with a knife and insert whole cloves evenly, about every 2 to 3 inches. Sprinkle ham with brown sugar. Bake for 1 hour longer. Serves 8.