With graduations and family reunions coming up, here is a really easy, delicious, unbelievable way to do a ham. It does not have to be a whole ham. This ham is so great, everyone who has had it try to make there ham's this way. And you know what else is nice? It puts the hubby to work while you are busy doing the nine million things the day of your event.
Before I start I must tell you, you need a grill with a hood, yes a grill! Oh and charcoal, the charcoal is part of what makes this taste so out of his world. And it is simple, the other great thing is that the mess is not in your kitchen and if you will be in there, well this is one less thing to worry about and you are free to use your oven.
Take your ham score fat diagonally to give a diamond effect, insert clove in center of diamond. Center ham fat side up, also you will need a drip pan. We use a old cookie sheet that looks like it has seen better days. Make sure the ham is over top of the drip pan.
Now place the lid on the grill. It takes 9 minutes per pound. The internal temp should be 140 degrees F. If not a pre-cooked ham, it should be cooked to a temp of 160 degrees. However we have done the pre-cooked hams only and it has taken 4-5 hours for a whole ham and about 2 1/2-3 hours for a half ham. Baste with a glaze the last 30 minutes of cooking time and you can add pineapple about 15 minutes before end of cooking for garnish.
Combine ingredients, mix well. Spread on top of ham allowing it to run down the sides of ham which will allow the sugar to melt. This glaze is excellent with the ham. It makes it so much easier, the taste is great.
We have had to make this on our front porch sometimes or the deck due to rain but it is so easy. I just can not think of enough good words to say. I think you will like this too. And you can always use your own glaze. But it does help cut down on the mess and with hubby helping it makes it so much easier. Believe me, I know this! LOL.
By Darlene from Fairview, PA
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