Always Juicy Baked Ham Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Always Juicy Baked Ham Recipe
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Always Juicy Baked Ham

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"A never-fail recipe that is a family favorite. Frequent basting during the cooking time is key to a delicious result. We can't help taking several tester bites while waiting for dinner to be ready. Makes great leftovers for sandwiches. A Maritime tradition with home-baked beans and bakery fresh bread. Also fantastic with potato scallop and buttered green beans."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Whisk beer, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard together in a bowl.
  3. Place ham cut side up in a large roasting pan; pour beer mixture over ham.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until ham begins to brown, about 15 minutes, basting 4 to 5 times.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cover roasting pan with lid or aluminum foil.
  6. Continue to bake until ham is heated through, about 90 minutes more, basting frequently.
  7. Remove lid and bake until ham is well browned, about 15 minutes more. Allow ham to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The brown sugar ingredient has been corrected from 1/2 teaspoon to now read 2 tablespoons.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 03, 2013

Hi there! I am the self professed foodie who submitted this recipe, and there is an error in the brown sugar amount. It should read 2 TBSP, and not 1/2tsp. Not sure why that happened, but happy people have been enjoying our family favourite ham! Just made it for our Easter dinner, and everyone left the table very content! Thanks for the wonderful reviews!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2013

I will try this again as the results may have been my fault. My ham came out very tasty, but not juicy. It was dry, almost like a country ham. But, I did not read where I was suppose to continue to baste it after covering it with foil. And I did cook the ham face up as opposed to face down like the package directions on my ham stated. Unfortunately, a lot of it was wasted and thrown out. Was even too dry for sandwiches. I had a 10lb ham, so maybe I overcooked it.... Worth the try and will update after making again. Thanks!

 
Mar 12, 2013

I just made this and it is so good! Even my 6 year old who puts ketchup on everything said it was good and didn't put any on hers!!

 
Jan 26, 2013

this was great!

 
Mar 31, 2013

Loved it! I used a can and a half of beer, almost 1/3 cup dijon and a large handful of brown sugar for an 8.5 pound ham and turned out great! Plenty of juice in the pan to keep it moist. I cooked mine a bit longer, but otherwise, great simple recipe to start with!

 
May 18, 2013

Reduced the amount of sauce to about 1/4 of the total amount and use over a large ham steak. WOW!! what an improvement

 
Jan 13, 2013

Thank you for this recipe, my family loved this! I am making it for the 2nd time today. Makes great sandwiches too.

 
Mar 07, 2014

I used a dark beer - Negro Modelo and it made the best ham ever!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 576 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 42 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 42.1 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 2963 mg
  • 119%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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