Brown Sugar & Cloves Baked Ham
for serving sauce:
1/2 C mayo
1/4 C dijon mustard
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp melted bacon grease
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp thawed, frozen orange juice concentrate
3/4 C dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cloves
If possible, make the serving sauce the night before so the flavors have time to meld. Just stir the ingredients together in a small bowl and stash it in the fridge.
When you're ready to bake your ham, preheat oven to 325, lower the oven rack to the second lowest position, and line an approximately 8 by 12 inch baking dish with foil. Place the ham in the dish fat side up. Insert an oven safe thermometer probe into the thickest part of the ham (in the non-sliced region). Cover the ham with foil. Bake until temperature of ham reaches 110 degrees.
While the ham bakes, make the glaze by stirring together all of the glaze ingredients. Remove ham from oven and generously brush the glaze all over, on the outside as well as between the slices. It can be a little tricky to get the glaze between the slices, but it's worth it, just try not to tear the slices off the bone.
Return ham to oven and continue to bake to the temperature recommended on the package, or 145 degrees. It will probably take about 3-3 1/2 hours for the ham to get up to temperature. Check on it occasionally and cover again with foil if it starts getting over browned. Remove ham from oven, tent with foil, and let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving with the sauce on the side.