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You Will Need
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. mustard
- 1/4 c. pineapple juice
- 1/4 c. Cognac
- Roasting pan
- Basting brush
- Serving platter
Choose a ham
Choose either a city ham, which is brined and smoked and has a mild flavor and moist texture; or a country ham, which is cured and aged for a more intense flavor but drier texture.
Bake the ham
Follow the directions included with your city or country ham and bake at 325 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep roasting pan. Do not remove the outer foil unless instructed to do so.
Mix up the glaze by combining the brown sugar, mustard, pineapple juice or the Cognac in a small bowl. If you use Cognac, you can leave out the pineapple juice.
Remove the ham
Remove the ham about 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Remove the foil and apply about half of the glaze, using a basting brush.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees and continue baking the ham for another 30 minutes, or until the glaze starts to caramelize and turn golden brown.
Allow the ham to cool
Remove the cooked ham and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Baste with the remaining glaze before transferring it to a serving platter for your hungry family.