ham.jpgThe perfect holiday recipe for this year’s gathering!

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 (5 lb.) whole boneless fully cooked ham
Whole cloves
12 maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained

Preheat oven to 350º.

In a medium bowl mix sugar, syrup, cinnamon and mustard until blended. Use a paring knife, cut even diagonal slits across top of ham in one direction. Repeat, making slits in opposite direction to form diamond shapes. Insert cloves where cuts meet. Place ham on rack in a shallow pan. Place cherries, cut-side down, on surface of ham.

Bake for 2 hours or until ham is heated through. About 30 minutes before ham is done, brush with 1/2 cup syrup mixture.

About 10 minutes before ham is done, mix remaining syrup mixture, cornstarch and pineapple in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir on medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until thickened. Slice ham and serve with sauce.

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