FESTIVE BAKED HAM
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup water
1 (5 pound) uncooked ham half
12 whole cloves
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup orange juice
Combine apple cider and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Set
Remove skin from the ham. Place the ham, fat side up, on a cutting
board; score fat in a diamond design, and stud with cloves. Place the
ham in a shallow baking pan, fat side up; then coat top with brown
sugar. Insert meat thermometer, making sure it does not touch fat or
bone. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F about 2 hours (22 to 25
minutes per pound) or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F,
basting every 30 minutes with cider mixture.
Sauce: Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
Serve sauce with sliced ham.
Yield: 10 servings