Friday, December 23, 2011
There are so many things that take your time and attention during the holidays, why make things harder than they have to be?
This ham is the easiest and simplest thing you could possibly ask for.
One whole ham
2 Cups Sorghum Molasses
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Large Reynolds Baking Bag
2 Cups Water
Like I said, it doesn't get any easier than this! Unwrap your ham and place it in the baking bag then center in a large baking dish. Pour 1 cup molasses over the top of the ham. Prick the ham with a steak knife to allow the molasses to soak into the ham. Flip ham over and repeat with remaining molasses. Prick the bottom of the ham to let molasses soak in. Cover bottom of ham with 1 cup brown sugar, flip and cover the top with the remaining cup of sugar. Pour 2 cups of warm water in the bottom of the baking bag. (Don't pour over your ham - you don't want to wash off all that sugary goodness.) Seal and bake at 350 degrees for one hour - reduce heat to 250 degrees and cook for an additional hour. Let set for at least 30 minutes after removing from oven.
Save the juices to baste slices with...it's what gives this ham it's wonderful sugary flavor!
Slice with an electric knife and seal in large zip lock bags. You can make this well in advance and serve with croissants for a quick breakfast, add mashed potatoes and veggies for a nice dinner, put it on bread for a lunch on the run, throw it on a salad or use the very last of it in bean soup! Anything you do with this ham will be WONDERFUL! I Promise! Merry Christmas and Enjoy!