Wonderful! This is the way my family has requested this for many years. A very different and moist flavor.


  • 7-9 lb. shank half smoked ham
  • 2 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 3/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. port wine, divided
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 325. Remove skin & score ham in diamond pattern & stud with cloves. Place ham on rack in large roasting pan, pour 3/4 c. wine/water mixture over ham. Bake 2-3 hours or until 140 degrees, basting occasionally with port (more if needed). In medium bowl, combine sugar, mustard & 2 tbsp. port; set aside. Remove ham from oven. Increase temperature to 425. Brush sugar glaze on ham. Return to oven & bake 15 minutes or until browned. Let stand 20 minutes before carving.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My cookbook
Submitted By: Ruth Burbage
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