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> Spice-Rubbed Ham with Apple-Maple Sauce
• 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
• 1 tbsp ground cumin
• 4 tsp minced garlic
• 1 6 lb cooked ham shank
• 1/2 cup dijon mustard
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• 1/4 cup apple cider
• roasted apple slaces
• fresh sage leaves
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, garlic, and cumin. Score ham by making diagonal cuts in a diamond pattern. Using your fingers, rub ham evenly with the sugar mixture. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat themometor into center of ham. The thermometer should not touch bone.
- Bake for 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 hours or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F. If needed to avoid overbrowning, cover ham loosely with foil during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
- For sauce, in a small bowl stir together mustard, cider, and maple syrup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with apple slices and garnish with sage leaves. Pass sauce with ham.
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