Baked Ham With Spiced Sugar Rub

Baked Ham With Spiced Sugar Rub

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"This ham is a delight for the fall season. It is coated in a sweet spicy rub, then studded with pecan halves that toast in the oven while the ham bakes. This recipe from Cook's Ham, gives off a sensational aroma that will send everyone running to the dinner table."
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2 h 45 m servings 284 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1294 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Prepare and heat ham according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare sugar rub. Combine brown sugar with dry mustard, lime rind, ginger, allspice and cloves in bowl. Mix thoroughly with fork. Stir in lime juice to moisten sugar mixture evenly. Set rub aside.
  3. Remove ham from oven 30 minutes before meat is done. Pat and rub sugar mixture over your Cook's ham, covering top end first, then smearing mixture down the sides as evenly as possible. Press pecan halves into sugar covering at regular intervals over ham. Secure nuts with toothpick, if desired, to avoid sliding off.
  4. Heat, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes, basting meat with pan juices every 15 minutes. Remove ham from roasting pan; set onto cutting board face down. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes loosely covered with aluminum foil.
  5. Carve ham and serve.
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Excellent glaze. I sliced a small pre-cooked ham, "rubbed" the slices with the sugar mixture and heated it in a frying pan with a bit of butter. Everyone loved it. The lime juice helps cut down ...

This was excellent and easy - didn't have lime so used orange zest/juice which was excellent. The sauce this made was so good that I couldn't stop 'sampling'. I will definitely make this again.

I omitted the dry mustard and pecans just because I didn't have them on hand, and this was still amazing! I'm embarrassed to admit I stood over the empty roaster pan and picked the crunchy suga...

This rub was simple and great tasting. Be carefull, the cloves really stand out.

Excellent combination of spices for the rub! I also added 1/2 cup of pineapple juice to the bottom of the pan which complimented it so well.

i doubled this recipe--except for the cloves--to use on a 16 lb ham. i put it on with 45 min left and covered the ham with tinfoil, and it came out perfectly. everyone loved it.

Excellent! The whole family loved it, and I couldn't get enough of it.

This was very delicious and a hit with my whole family.

I just made this last night and it turned out delicious! I could not keep my son's fingers away while I was slicing it for dinner. Definitely add the glaze. It makes the ham!

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