Good Housekeeping created this impressive glazed ham for winter entertaining, bit it’s perfect for a buffet any time of year.
Smoked Ham w/Fresh Strawberry Sauce
1 (12-pound) smoked whole ham, fully cooked
3 pints strawberries
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar (10- to 12-ounce) orange marmalade
Radish sprouts or watercress sprigs, for garnish
1. Remove skin and trim some fat from smoked whole ham, leaving about 1/4 inch fat. With knife, score fat covering on ham crosswise, just through to the meat, into 1-inch-wide strips. Place ham on rack in large roasting pan (about 17 inches by 11 1/2 inches). Insert meat thermometer into center of ham, being careful that pointed end does not touch bone. Bake ham in 325 F oven 3 to 3 1/2 hours until thermometer reaches 140 F (15 to 18 minutes per pound). If ham browns too quickly, cover with a tent of foil.
2. About 30 minutes before ham is done, prepare strawberry sauce: Reserve 1 pint strawberries for garnish. Hull remaining strawberries. In 3-quart saucepan with potato masher or back of slotted spoon, mash strawberries. Stir in brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, and orange marmalade; cook over medium heat until mixture thickens slightly and boils, stirring frequently.
3. To serve, place ham on warm, large platter. Arrange radish sprouts and reserved whole strawberries around ham. Serve with strawberry sauce. Serves 24.
• Each serving: About 250 calories, 12g total fat, 60mg cholesterol, 1,770mg sodium.
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