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Country Ham Recipe

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This recipe for Country Ham, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Elizabeth Adams Bundy
Added: Thursday, May 1, 2008


1 country ham

1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of pepper

whole cloves


Scrub ham with brush to "clean." Cover with water and soak over night. Change water once to remove a lot of salt. Put ham in a turkey roaster (with a lid) with as much water as you can without it boiling over. Bake at 300 with lid on for 20 minutes per pound.

At the end of the baking time, turn the oven off. Leave ham in the oven until the water is cool enough to lift the ham out with your hands.

Trim off all skin and all fat. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Put ham on foil.

Mix and pat on outside of ham: brown sugar, cinnamon, pepper. (Use more if needed to cover ham.)

Place whole cloves an inch apart all over top of ham.

Bake at 200 for 30 minutes to 1 hour until brown sugar is melted. Wrap and place in refrigerator on a large meat dish.

Slice very thin to serve. Will keep for a long time. Great with beaten biscuits!




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