Country Ham in Apple Cider
  • 1 (12 to 14 lb.) country ham
  • 2 qt. apple cider
  • 1 Tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  1. Place ham in large container; cover with water and soak overnight.
  2. Remove ham and scrub with a stiff brush.
  3. Place ham, skin side down, in a roasting pan; pour cider over ham.
  4. Sprinkle with cloves.
  5. Cover and bake 6 to 7 hours at 324 degrees (30 minutes per pound).
  6. Remove ham from pan; remove skin.
  7. Place skin side up and score fat in a diamond design.
  8. Return to roaster; make a paste of the brown sugar and mustard.
  9. Coat the ham and bake 30 minutes longer.
  10. Remove, cool and slice.