brown sugar crusted ham
Ham... I love it. I grew up with a lot of ham. A lot of pork in general really. My dad was the pork man. He would always fry up pork chops, rotisserie a pork loin or bake a ham. It never needed to be a holiday for ham in our house.
I've tried to cook ham many times. It just never came out like my daddy's. It would always be dry or I'd have to cut it and soak it in the juice so it would have that flavor, it just wasn't there.
Now, I've got it down. This is based off of Trisha Yearwoods recipe. I just added the pineapple and cherries, because, well, my dad always had that! This was so juicy and that skin, it had the sugar crusted on there so nicely. I've never liked the pieces with the skin on it before. Any part of this ham is fabulous!
1 10lb ham
1.5 cups heaping packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 can sliced pineapples (15oz) plus juice
1 small jar of maraschino cherries
Directions: *based off a 10 lb ham*
Heat oven to 350
Take your ham out of the package
Place it in a roasting pan and cover the top with foil
Allow it to cook for about an hour and ten minutes
About 10 minutes before you take it out start sauce
In a sauce pan Melt the honey and sugar down together
Pour on top of the ham
Pour the sliced pineapples with juice around the ham
Pour the jar of cherries and half the juice around the ham
Bake for about one hour and ten minutes again- uncovered
Take it out of the oven, let it rest for 25 minutes before slicing
**Internal temp should be about 160- adjust cooking time if needed