Maple Syrup Bone-In Ham

Finally had a free afternoon to cook something again. Baking a bone in ham is easy peasy compare to preparing a stir-fry. It just takes time.

I gave the ham a quick rinse under cold running water, lined the Pyrex with non-stick foil, made criss-cross cuts on the ham and stuck cloves into where the cuts cross.

It is a 8.25 pounds ham, so I bake it in my convection oven at 325 degrees fahrenheit before converting to convection settings.

The bone in ham was on its side for about one and a half hours, then I turned the ham completely skin side up and baked it for about 20 minutes before dousing the skin with about one and a half tablespoons of good maple syrup and continued baking until it was up to temperature (which should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit) checking the temperature on the ham every twenty minutes or so.

The ham will go great sliced up with some plain white Jasmine rice, chopped up to make fried rice, with some home made apple sauce and au gratin or however you like. The sliced ham also freezes well and the ham bone can be use to make split pea and ham soup.

Bon appetite and have a great weekend everyone!

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