20 servingsPrep Time
1 (12 pound): bone-in ham
1/2 cup: whole cloves
1 (20 ounce) can: pineapple rings in heavy syrup
1/2 cup: packed brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle: lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 (4 ounce) jar: chopped maraschino cherries
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Place ham in a roasting pan. Score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern. Press a clove into the center of each diamond. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into a medium bowl, and stir in the brown sugar and lemon-lime soda. Coat the ham with this mixture. Arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring, and secure with a toothpick.
Bake uncovered for 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently with the juices, until the internal temperature of the ham is 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Be sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone. Remove toothpicks before serving.
Calories: 586 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15.8 g
Cholesterol: 133 mg
Fat: 36.2 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 46.5 g
Sodium: 2564 mg