Molasses Glaze for Holiday Ham
195 mins (prep 15, cooking 180)
7 ingredients
24-32 servings
From my Aunt Alta's recipe collection. My first memory of my Aunt Alta is visiting at her house in Illinois when I was a young girl, when she served us a huge holiday ham dinner(even though we were visiting her in the summer). I had never had a ham before, since my mother never served pork dishes in our house. I loved it and now I make a holiday ham for Christmas each year. She decorated the ham with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries place into the center of each ring,using whole cloves to pin them into place. I am guessing on the size of the ham here - her instructions were only for a half ham or a whole ham. Since the ham is to be a precooked one, the cook time is really just to fully heat the ham and cook the glaze, so use the appropriate heating time that your ham wrapper indicates for the size ham you have purchased. If your wrapper suggests a different temperature as well, then use that temperature, adjusting it to fit the recipe temp only after adding the glaze. I recently inherited my Aunt's recipes, and this was buried in her recipe files, splattered and crinkled and torn at the edges. She originally got the recipe from the back of a molasses bottle. I serve this with a hot fruit sauce on the side as a "gravy."

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Serving Size (9.73 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 27.46 Calories from Fat 2.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.33g 12.33%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 12.04%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 10.61mg 10.61%
Total Carbohydrate 6.94g 55.52%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 81.66%
Sugars 5.35 g %
Protein 0.15g 7.31%
Vitamin A 4.18IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 30.24mg% Iron 0.63mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pineapple ring, maraschino cherry