Today's hams are usually all ready cooked. They are
a special looking treat when 'fancied up' with a glaze. A ham is
easy to cook as it only needs to be heated through in the oven 1-3 hr..
depending on the size of the ham. A Whole ham makes an impressive
looking buffet main meat and is simple to serve.
The following glazes can be brushed onto the ham during baking.
You can score a "bone in" ham by cutting through the rind
at one inch intervals, 1/2 inch deep, one way then again cutting across
the ham in the opposite direction so that diamond shaped 'squares' are
produced. For a fancy presentation, you can cover the ham with pineapple
rings with a maraschino cherries in the center of each ring, secured with
toothpicks and insert a whole clove into each 'diamond'. You may
have to use the tip of a knife to make a small whole to insert each clove.
Baste ham while cooking with a mixture of
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. powdered mustard
pinch of allspice
pineapple juice to make the above a liquid
then decorate with:
1 large can pineapple rings
2/3 C light corn syrup
1 T curry powder
1 T grated orange peel
In a small bowl, stir all ingredients until blended.
Makes 2/3 Cup
1/2 C packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
dash ground cloves
8 1/4 oz. can crushed pineapple
In a covered blender mix all ingredients at low speed until speed.
Makes 1 C
1/2 C dark corn syrup or honey
1/2 C chopped salted or unsalted peanuts
In a small bowl, stir corn syrup and peanuts until blended.
Makes 3/4 C
2/3 C peach preserves
1/2 C red currant jelly
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt preserves and jelly until
blended, stirring occasionally.
Makes 1 C
TOMATO ONION GLAZE
1 T butter
2 T minced onion
(1) 8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 T dark brown sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
In a small onion, cook onion in butter until tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low;
simmer 5 minutes or
until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Makes 1 C
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