No other holiday recipe is quite as popular or as simple to make as a ham. This is the smoky, salty, sweet, savory dish that can grace the holiday table, satisfy late-night munchies, or be stuffed into a day-after sandwich.
What to buy: Order a smoked, ready-to-eat or fully cooked, bone-in ham from a butcher. Since the ham is center stage, make sure it’s of the highest quality.
Game plan: If you choose, cook a smaller (9- to 10-pound) half ham. Stud it with fewer cloves and cook it for less time, about 2 hours total.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on The Last Kodachrome Christmas.
For the glaze:
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