Baked Ham With Molasses
Black Pepper Glaze
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: about 2 Hours
Ready in: 2 Hours and 10 Minutes
Makes 12 servings
10 to 12 lb fully-cooked, bone-in smoked ham, 10-12 pounds
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Place the ham in shallow roasting
pan; score a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch thick into the upper
surface of the ham. Position rack in the lower third of the oven.
3. Place the ham in oven and
bake until internal temperature, as measured with a meat thermometer,
reads 130 degrees F., about 1 1/2-2 hours.
4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan
bring the orange juice to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and
reduce the orange juice by about half, stirring occasionally,
about 15-20 minutes. Stir in honey, molasses, brown sugar, mustard
and pepper. Simmer slowly until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.
5. When the ham reaches 130 degrees
F., start basting: Using a pastry brush, brush the glaze generously
on all surfaces of the ham.
5. Continue to bake the ham for
10 minutes; baste again two more times, until internal temperature
of ham reaches 140 degrees F.
6. Remove from the oven and let
the ham rest in roasting pan on a rack for at least 10 minutes,
or up to 30 minutes.
7. Baste with the drippings in
the bottom of the pan a few times before carving.