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Ham with Maple Gravy

Watch out when you make this dish, because the delicious aroma that comes from this ham gravy will be sure to create some big appetites. —Sue Ward, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (6 pounds)
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine 1/2 cup maple syrup and mustard; pour over ham. Pour apple juice into the roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, basting frequently, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Remove ham and keep warm. Transfer the pan juices to a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples and remaining maple syrup. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slice ham; serve with apples and gravy.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 328 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 2036mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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