Glazed Ham

A mahogany sheen covers this Soul Food favorite. Plan on starting the ham three-and-a-half hours before serving. This ham will serve twenty people and you will have leftovers for sandwiches or pea soup, so save the ham bone.

    1 (10-14 pound) whole ham with rind and bone
    Whole cloves
    2 teaspoons mustard powder
    2 teaspoons powdered ginger
    1 cup dark brown sugar
    cup light corn syrup
    2 tablespoons mild molasses

1.  Preheat the oven to 325. Use a nonstick roasting pan with
     a rack or line a regular roasting pan with aluminum foil.
 
2.  Carefully remove the rind and place ham, fat side up, on the
     roasting rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours.

3.  Scrape off most of the visible fat. Score the top with diagonal     
     cuts 2 inches apart and inch deep. Place cloves where      the cuts
     intersect.

4.  In a small bowl, mix the mustard, ginger, brown sugar, corn 
     syrup, and molasses. Spread onto the warm ham with a
     pastry brush. Bake for another hour or until the internal
     temperature reaches 160
.

5.  Cover with foil and wait 15 minutes before carving.

     Makes 12 servings