Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baked ham recipe and coupon link too

South Suburban Savings alerted me to a great coupon that I just printed out:

$2 dollars off Kentucky Legend Ham

These are great hams!  My mom bought and baked them for years and years.  They used to have a slightly different name, but for the life of me I can't remember it now. They are made right in my back yard of Owensboro, Kentucky.  I live in a small town just 30 minutes south of Owensboro.

But now that you have your coupon, what to do with the ham?  Well here is my mother's own recipe for baked ham.  This was one of her holiday staples that everyone loved, and ate up.  This post is dedicated to my mom, Freda Johnson; one of the most gifted cooks I ever knew, and I am lucky to have been taught by her.  She is gone now, but her food and her recipes live on.

So, without further adieu, here is my mom's recipe for baked ham as typed up by me.  This is one of those recipes that she had no written recipe for, but just made.  And she taught me how to make it, and I have written down her recipe.

Freda Johnson's Kentucky Baked Ham

1 fully-cooked ready-to-eat boneless ham
whole cloves
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 T. honey or molasses
1-2 T. orange juice
1 T. mustard

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and score ham, putting whole cloves on ham where scoring lines intersect (+).  Bake ham at 15 minutes per pound.  During last 30 minutes of baking time, add glaze.  Remove cloves before cutting and serving ham.  For a larger ham, you might want to double the glaze.  Also, adding a 2-3 T. water to bottom of roasting pan will help with clean-up, and make ham better.

Happy holidays from