Molasses Glaze for Holiday Ham Recipe

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Molasses Glaze for Holiday Ham
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  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Remove rind from ham and score the fat with a sharp kife, creating diamond shapes all over the surface.
  3. Stud ham with cloves (and pineapple & cherries, if desired- attach with either toothpicks or cloves).
  4. Place ham in roasting pan so that the wide flat cut side is down.
  5. Bake 2 1/2-3 hours for a whole ham, 1 3/4-2 hours for a half ham (or use the heating instructions provided on your ham wrapper, changing the cook temp if necessary as well).
  6. Mix dry mustard powder with the molasses and brush all over ham 30 minutes before the ham is done, returning ham to oven to contiune cooking at 325°F.
  7. TIP: Do not baste ham with pan drippings as this will make the glaze look dull.
  8. Once ham is cooked, let rest 10 minutes before carving.
  9. Do not eat the cloves- they provide flavoring as they bake, but should be discarded after cooking.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 27.89 Kcal (117 kJ)
Calories from fat 8.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.95g 1%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 13.64mg 1%
Potassium 77.3mg 2%
Total Carbs 3.96g 1%
Sugars 3.95g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0.95g 2%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 10.9mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 142.36 Kcal (596 kJ)
Calories from fat 43.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.85g 1%
Cholesterol 153.1mg 10%
Sodium 69.62mg 1%
Potassium 394.54mg 2%
Total Carbs 20.2g 1%
Sugars 20.16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Protein 4.85g 2%
Iron 1.4mg 1%
Calcium 55.6mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.6
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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