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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.9
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.2 mg
  • Sodium: 441.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Honey Roasted Ham


Honey Roasted Ham

Introduction

Make your Easter table extra special this year with this tried-and-true recipe for classic honey-baked ham! Make your Easter table extra special this year with this tried-and-true recipe for classic honey-baked ham!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    5 pounds ready-to-eat extra lean ham (can also use pre-sliced)
    1/4 cup whole cloves
    1/4 cup dark corn syrup
    2 cups honey
    2/3 cup butter

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in foil lined pan.
3. In the top half of a double boiler, heat the corn syrup, honey and butter. Keep glaze warm while baking ham.
4. Brush glaze over ham, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze.
5. During the last 4 to 5 minutes of baking, turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Number of servings vary, but serving size is one thin slice of ham. (6 1/4" x 4" x 1/16")





TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Very Good
    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great -- I just can't believe all the negative comments. I see recipes all the time that aren't for me and I just delete the email -- I don't take the time to leave nasty comments. For a lighter variation, try 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a can of ginger ale. Just as yummy. - 11/17/08

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  • Very Good
    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    Because of health concerns with corn syrup, I use pineapple juice - it gives a nice flavour to the ham. - 5/20/09

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  • Good
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Very good. To lighten it on sugar calories, and sodium all you have to do is buy low sodium ham, leave out the corn syrup and the butter. Ham makes its own juices which when mixed with the honey and spices make a perfectly good coating you don't even need 2 cups of honey. - 5/20/09

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  • Very Good
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I am kind of surprised about those who rated and hadn't even tried the recipe. Also, if you change so many ingredients, just post your own recipe!! I thought this recipe was very good and I think I will try putting the "sauce" in a squirt bottle and try that technique for basting. I love that!! - 7/30/09

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Try ham with pineapple slices toothpicked to it. Draws out a lot of the salt (you can taste it in the pineapple slices and ham is less salty). When it' s nearly done take the honey bottle squirt it over the ham. Cook for 15-20 minutes,turn it over, squirt again cook 15 minutes more. Tasty. - 12/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    my mom makes this same recipe every easter and christmas, and there are never any leftovers the next day! yummm! - 5/21/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    If you don't like so much salt, try "boiling" the ham in apple juice for about 45 minutes before you put it in the oven with the glaze and all. The apple juice removes some of the salt and nitrates and leaves a nice flavor. Also tends to leave it juicier. - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for a nice ham recipe and this one sounds perfect. I know ham has heaps of sodium and the honey is sugar but good for you and lets face it we only have ham for christmas so once a year cant hurt. I give this 5 stars. - 5/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I THINK IT IS GREAT THE WAY IT IS. I HAD NEVER THOUGHT TO BROIL THE HAM TO SET THE GLAZE, NO WONDER MINE WAS ALWAYS RUNNING OFF!! - 12/11/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Before you throw this recipe out "with the bathwater," why not try substitutions? Jennie O Extra Lean Ham, honey mustard, apple sauce (repl. butter), pineapple juice (repl. corn syrup) = 188.8 cal/serv, 1240.3 sodium/serv, 5 g fat/serv - do a little adjusting! - 11/16/07

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  • 5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Just be careful about how many calories you are actually eating (if that matters to you). Do you realize how THIN 1/16" is? Kind of like paper. I'm pretty sure I couldn't even cut a slice of ham that thin unless I had a professional meat slicer. A "regular" slice is probably more like 4 servings - 5/8/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I pour ginger ale over the ham, before I bake it. This helps remove extra sodium. I also put pineaple slices on top, with toothpickes, use a little of the pineapple juice, brown sugar, and small amount of light corn syrup. Delicious! - 7/25/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was "something to try" and I did not to change anything. I found the ham to be delicious and I'd try this recipe again! - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tried this last night. It was great. Thanks for the recipe. - 12/21/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good and tasty. I will make this ham again! - 11/20/09

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've been looking for a good glaze recipe, thank you.
    I do agree that this would be an indulgent meal, however compaired to the SUPERSIZED MCDONALDS meals we've all eaten in the past, this is healthier, and obviously a once or twice a year meal! - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I am giving it 5 stars. Not because its healthy, but because it sounds delicious! This site is for people to maintain a healthy weight. Believe it or not, some people here need to GAIN weight. Imagine that! I am certainly not one of them, but I personally know a few who are. They need the cals! - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipie... Very Tasty - 11/16/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
    What's this 'thing with toothpicking canned pineapple slices all over a perfectly good ham -- and really , doesn't EVERYBODY par-boil ham to remove salt ??? This a fairly basic baked ham (Yankee style -- actually real southerners don't use much, if any sugar when cooking - 4/3/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great recipie, cut down a bit on the sugars, but wonderful flavor to this, Thanks much. - 3/22/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I would prefer maple syrup to corn syrup. Sounds very good. - 3/15/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I put pineapple slices on top ( stuck on with toothpicks ).I also used a low-sodium ham. Very good. - 8/1/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For those of you eliminating the honey because its too sweet, remember THIS IS HONEY ROASTED HAM. Substituting for the honey makes it another recipe altogether. - 11/12/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, My mom always makes the glaze with mustard, brown sugar and orange juice. This one sounds like a sweeter, stickier version. I think Ill leave the butter off though, just because i dont think its necessary. - 12/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made a variation of this for years, pineapple juice, brown sugar and molasses. Its great, my family loves it. But it is not one serving. - 12/30/09

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good. Ham itself is full of sodium. I could tweak it some & cut down on butter. Its not something I would make regularly, but for a holiday treat its good. As someone said, this IS a lifestyle. All things are allowed, in moderation. - 11/16/08

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Not everyone on spark is here to lose weight, but gain weight as well. Anything is alright in MODERATION. Ham by default is a very salty meat. i'm sure you could stretch out the portions to make the recipe healthier, and of course substitutions. - 11/16/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tastes great - 5/22/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good, my family even liked it - 5/20/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my family really liked this - 5/20/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent dinner as I love ham every now and then. Fussy to make poking the cloves in but everyone loved it - 3/23/08

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. When my family eats ham, we use Turkey ham instead of Pork ham. It's healthier. Also try using pineapples and applesauce. If you have to use corn syrup, try a light one. - 12/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    awesome... - 12/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm not usually a ham fan but this was a total success on Thanksgiving. Make sure to continue to pour the sauce over it while it's baking. Loved it!! - 12/9/07

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    IT was good, but not quite what I was expecting. I probably wouldn't make it again. The ham was free, and we're not plain ham people, so thought I'd try something a little different. If only they could make ham with less sodium. The salt really gets to me! The best part was the glaze sauce. - 11/30/07

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is very good I'll make again I give it 3 stars - 11/16/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Many years ago I read a suggestion to put vanilla extract on ham as it cooks. It helps to eliminate the chemical smoke flavor & creates an almost maple-y glaze. One of the best things I have ever learned with next to no extra calories!! - 12/21/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! .... I do not understand why all the negativity and all the "I think I will tweak it, it has too much sodium,...good grief don`t make it if it you have to change it or if it doesn`t suit your dietaryneeds.. and to the one who thought she had to slice 1/16", look again , it 4 1/16 - 3/15/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Way too sweet... add a half cup of mustard to all that surup. - 11/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It sounds like a great recipe. As for the people that have bad comments. remember you can eat anything in the spark people life style . moderation is the key you cant set down and eat the whole ham. - 5/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this the other day, it is fantastic, - 5/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good
    - 5/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I always soak my ham in cold water for about an hour before baking to lower the sodium. Also, use a leaner ham to cut calories & fat, like a Cure 81 or similar brand. It's all lean meat. - 5/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used this for a dinner I was hosting and the empty platter told me it was a hit with my guests and husband. We all loved it. - 5/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is perfect for that once a year Christmas Ham. yum! - 3/19/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is my usual recipe. - 1/29/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I will try it next time I make a ham. - 1/14/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it was great! - 12/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This a family favorite of my since the ham was my job at Christmas time. - 12/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a recipe I've used for years, so I know it is good...thanks for sharing. - 12/22/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This says it serves one but it is 5 pounds of ham? And then In the ingrediants list it says the size of slice - so it serves about 20 people???? - 12/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love this.. - 12/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 12/21/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This will be our first Christmas in our home and the hubby is doing his first ham...i cant wait to try this...happy holidays!!! - 12/21/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm not much into ham but this sounds like a delicious receipe - 12/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great---I love Ham immensely---Thanks!!! - 12/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorite recipee to make for the holidays, I use 1/2 brown sugar and gingerale. YUMMO - 10/28/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great holiday meal - 10/27/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    ***** I do this, but instead of dark corn syrup, i use HEINZE 57 sauce, and sugar free honey. . .only found at KROGERS

    Did it last night. and none left. .. - 7/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This sounds scrumptous. - 7/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds a lot like my husband's recipe...and believe me...it's awesome! - 5/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    yum - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is indeed sinful, but will be delicious! - 11/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am making this now and it smells great - 7/20/08

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  • This recipe took the blue ribbon at dinner today. Loved it. I followed recipe to a tea and it was awesome. - 12/27/13

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  • I will try this soon. - 12/21/13

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  • Used this recipe for a Christmas party this week and there were no leftovers so must have been good - I just got a taste! I did use the suggestion of putting on pineapple slices and then used the glaze as written! - 12/21/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If one doesn't like the recipe they are free to say so. that's what the ratings are for!! I am sick of people complaining, rate them! I like peeps suggests cuz I often get some good ideas. This recipe isn't good for me as I have a VERY diabetic husband. The purpose of sparkpeople was for weight loss - 3/12/13

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    may be delicious.....BUT does ANY nutritional or weight loss site ever advocate the use of corn syrup any more? really? reaaallllly? also...would be nice to mention the serving size in ounces or grams. how many peope pull out a ruler or a tape measure at the table. just saying. - 3/3/13

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  • Yum - 1/20/13

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  • I made this for the carnivores in my life for Thanksgiving. They all loved it. It also would work with a bone in ham. Just adjust the cooking time. ;-) - 12/21/12

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  • This was so delicious!!! Thank You. - 12/21/12

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  • Ooh ! 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar and the Ginger ale sounds right up my alley. Thanks - 12/21/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! That's a lot of added sweetener! - 12/21/12

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  • very good - 12/21/12

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  • made this for easter..and doing it again for xmas...trying the pineapple and gingerale exchange reccommended by someone on the site...thanx...and merry xmas to y all.....
    - 12/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Seems like A LOT of sweetener! 2 CUPS of Honey and corn syrup? Am I reading this correctly!?! - 12/21/11

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  • I have fixed my ham almost like this. Have used maple syrup at times.
    If the calories or sodium is too much, tweak the other foods for that day, so to balance it all out. Thats how I have lost 195 lbs in 2 years. I eat a little of everything. Living a healthful normal life. - 12/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I AM SURE IT TASTE WONDERFUL I AM JUST CONFUSED BY THE SERVING SIZE AND CALORIE COUNT THAT CANNOT BE CORRECT SO COULD IT BE CORRECTED. - 12/21/11

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  • Rerally good---- - 12/21/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought this would be a hit at Channukah Holiday party, but not so much - 12/21/11

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  • Very good, tried to cook in Dutch oven, need to work out heat for cooking but still worked. family loved it. - 7/28/11

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  • the reviews were very helpful to read. Positive and negative. - 2/2/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet but I recommend for those who are concerned about serving & calories to cut the ingredients and cook hamsteaks instead. It will limit how much you can eat and 4 oz (half a slice) is generally only 100-120 calories. Ham does not have to be just a holiday ordeal! - 1/20/11

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  • This was very good. The recipe made a lot more than I needed. I used some of it for glaze on the yams. Mmmmmm - 12/25/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I frequently cook pork with pineapple juice - a change from apple!
    But some wedges of apple in with various roast veg make a lovely accompaniment.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. - 12/22/10

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  • This was very good. When my hubby made it, he drew out salt first. He also put a pineapple ring over each whole clove. We really really like ham this way. - 12/22/10

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  • great! - 11/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh yum. Sounds like a good recipe for Thanksgiving. - 11/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is something I will try, it sounds very good. - 11/12/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I know using butter on a ham sounds like overkill on fat, but it is the taste of butter that makes it good. - 11/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will make this for my Birthday Dinner (Sunday after Thanksgiving). Will give stars after that. :) - 11/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice will make this recipe for Christmas - 11/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like it simple and tasty. Something that could be seasonal and fun for summer picnics. Can't wait to try it! - 11/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not read all of the comments, but if you are concerned about salt you can try my sister's solution. She boils the ham in water for a while and then prepares it according to directions. It does cut down on the salt without sacrificing the tast. - 11/11/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I always use a can of crushed pineapples, brown sugar and regular yellow mustard and pour it over my ham, then go back a few times while it's cooking and scoop the drippings up with a spoon and baste. But it's nice to see all these variations, gives me ideas :) - 9/13/10

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  • simple yet delish! - 7/3/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would like to try this recipe... but use cary syrup and use apple sauce instead of butter... I hope the apple sauce will work... But the recipe sound very inviting. - 6/26/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent Recipe !
    Very tasty ! - 6/5/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so much like my dad's recipe however, he would use ground mustard and no butter. I'll try this version with our next Women's Day Program, thanx! - 5/8/10

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