Easy Baked Ham Recipe for Easter With a Fun Little Twist

easter hamYou know that feeling you get when you want to make something traditional for Easter dinner, but a little bit different from last year, but not too different? Well lucky for you, there are endless varieties of glazes for baked ham! Here's one we thought looked especially tasty, this recipe for brown sugar-bourbon baked ham. While I think the bourbon sounds promising, there's another fun surprise ingredient you may be tempted to sip while you bake your ham ...


Brown Sugar-Bourbon Baked Ham via Southern Living


1 (6- to 8-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham

48 whole cloves

1 (16-oz.) package light brown sugar

1 cup spicy brown mustard

1 cup cola soft drink

3/4 cup bourbon

Garnish: fresh bay leaves


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove skin from ham, and trim fat to 1/4-inch thickness. Make shallow cuts in fat 3/4 inch apart in a diamond pattern. Insert cloves in centers of diamonds. Place ham in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Stir together brown sugar and next 3 ingredients; spoon mixture over ham.

3. Bake at 350°F on lowest oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, basting with pan juices every 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ham from oven, and let stand 20 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.


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