With holiday dinners abound, a simple and delicious holiday ham is the perfect centerpiece to any dinner table.
A bit nostalgic, yet as enticing as ever, this perfect balance of sweet honey and salty ham will warm the hearts of all gathered around your holiday table this season!
3/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup light brown sugar, plus more for sprinkling
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 (14-pound) cooked and smoked cured ham, shank end
3/4 cup pineapple juice
20 canned pineapple rings
1/2 cup maraschino cherries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put oven rack in the middle of the oven.
In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and thyme.
Put the ham in a large roasting pan, fat side up. Rub the ham with mustard glaze. Pour the pineapple juice into the bottom of the pan. Put the ham in the oven and bake for 2 hours, brushing every 20 minutes with the pineapple juice. Remove the ham from the oven.
Turn oven to 400 degrees F.
Using toothpicks, decoratively adhere the pineapple rings around the ham and put a cherry in the center of the pineapple ring. Sprinkle the pineapple rings lightly with brown sugar. Return to the oven, uncovered, and bake until the pineapples turn a light golden brown. Remove from the oven to a serving platter and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
Recipe courtesy The Neelys via the Food Network