Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze (English)

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While turkey is generally the staple meat of a typical American Thanksgiving dinner and closely associated with the holiday itself, Ham is a close second. An American family will generally serve turkey, ham, or both during Thanksgiving. Whole ham and turkey are generally only cooked on large family occassions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter due to the simplicity and amount of people it can feed. Please try making this American holiday favorite during one of your gatherings!



  • 1 (10-lb.) fully cooked whole ham (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup apple cider 


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ham on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan and cut diagonally. Cover with foil and bake until warmed throughout, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  2. During the last 45 minutes of cooking, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whist together brown sugar, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and apple cider. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium simmer and cook until reduced, 10 to 15 minutes. Brush glaze on ham every 15 minutes, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of the ham reads 140 degrees. Remove from oven, glaze one more time and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

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