4-pound fully cooked smoked whole ham
1 cup apple jelly
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Fresh herbs for garnish
How to prepare
The apple-jelly glaze offsets the smoky flavor of this easy-to-make and impressive holiday ham. You can make this ham hours ahead of your party and keep it at room temperature no more than one hour before it is ready to serve.
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Remove skin and trim some fat from ham, leaving about 1/4″ fat covering.
2. Place ham on rack in large roasting pan (17″ by 11 1/2″). Insert meat thermometer into center of ham, being careful that pointed end of thermometer does not touch bone. Bake ham 2 1/2 hours.
3. After ham has baked 2 1/2 hours, prepare glaze: In small saucepan over medium-high heat, heat apple jelly and ginger to boiling; boil 2 minutes. Brush ham with some glaze. Bake ham 30 minutes to 1 hour longer, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze until thermometer reaches 140 degrees F. (15 to 18 minutes per pound total cooking time).
4. When ham is done, place on large platter; let stand 20 minutes for easier slicing. Garnish with fresh herbs.