mahogany sheen covers this Soul Food favorite. Plan on starting the ham
three-and-a-half hours before serving. This ham will serve twenty people and you
will have leftovers for sandwiches or pea soup, so save the ham bone.
1 (10-14 pound) whole ham with rind and bone
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons powdered ginger
1 cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons mild molasses
Preheat the oven to 325°.
Use a nonstick roasting pan with
a rack or line a regular roasting pan with aluminum foil.
2. Carefully remove the rind and place ham, fat side up, on the
roasting rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours.
3. Scrape off most of the visible fat. Score the top with diagonal
cuts 2 inches apart and ¼ inch deep. Place cloves where the cuts
4. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, ginger, brown sugar, corn
syrup, and molasses. Spread onto the warm ham with a
pastry brush. Bake for another hour or until the internal
temperature reaches 160°.
5. Cover with foil and wait 15 minutes before carving.
Makes 12 servings