Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce

The centerpiece of a beautiful spring family dinner. this golden ham with tangy jewel-toned sauce is impressive to serve.


8 to 10 servings (1 3/4 cups sauce)


1/2 fully-cooked ham with bone (4 to 5 pounds)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
whole cloves

Cumberland Sauce Ingredients

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine or apple juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup dried currants or apple jelly


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Remove skin from ham; score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts. Making diamond shapes. Mix brown sugar and mustard; rub into fat of ham. Insert a whole clove in center of each diamond. Place ham in a large roaster with a baking rack.

Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 22 minutes per pound or until ham is heated through and thermometer reads 140&def;F (60°C).

For sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring often. Serve with ham.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving (8 ounces) equals 325 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,233 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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