This was the main attraction for our Easter dinner, it was a 10 3/4 pound Hillshire Spiral Half Ham. We love Hillshire Ham in fact I often refer to it as the Cadillac of all hams because of it's superiority in flavor, taste & quality.
It is expensive but it is well worth every penny you pay for it. It is not overly salty, & there is NO NEED to soak it in cold water to release any of the salt, because it has great flavor, & all you need do is follow the directions on the package to bake it & it comes out perfect every time.
Try it and you will see what I mean. Great any time of the year.
1Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. But follow the directions for the ham that you have purchased.
2I had to remove the wrapping and the disk covering the bone, and then wrap the ham tightly in aluminum foil. Then place in a large pan with a 2 inch side. No water was needed. Place ham in middle rack and bake for 13 -15 minutes per pound.
My ham needed 2 1/2 hours baking time.
3GLAZE RECIPE: Add the ginger ale, ground mustard, brown sugar & cloves to a medium sauce pan, then stir to blend. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil, whisking as you go. Do not leave sauce pan unattended or it can quickly boil over. Continue to stir as glaze will thicken in just a few minutes about 5 to 10 minutes. When glaze becomes syrupy remove from heat and add butter, then stir till butter melts. Then brush glaze over ham on all sides.
4I baked the ham for 2 hours, then made the glaze while the ham was baking, removed the ham after the 2 hours has elapsed, then glazed the ham on all sides, then returned it to the oven. Then repeated this step 2 additional times for a total of 30 minutes. There was juice that accumulated in the bottom of the pan from the ham.
5I lined a platter with fresh greens, and added some decorative fruit that I had cut, and placed a cherry in the middle of each piece of citrus fruit , added a few green & red Grapes that I drizzled with Agave nectar and dusted with powdered sugar.
6Added the ham & carefully separated the slices & arranged them on the tray in an attractive manner.