Now I’ve cooked hams more or less successfully for years, but last year my sister hauled her leftover ham to the beach after Christmas, and DH loved it. We enjoyed this ham because we were staying together at a beach house just after Christmas.
Since he liked it so much, he had me ask her how she made it. Here is her professional recipe:
Rub the ham with a mixture of mustard and brown sugar.
Cover the ham with pineapple slices.
Put cherries in the pineapple slices.
Stick cloves in the ham.
I asked her how long to cook it.
Start it at 450 for an hour; then, turn it down to about 225.
“So, how long do I cook it?”
“Until it smells done.”
Until it smells done?
And that is how to cook a big ole ham.
Here is my overcooked version this year.