You'll love this ham dinner made with maraschino cherries, sliced pineapples, brown sugar, honey and much more yummy ingredients. Great any time of year!
It was the first time I had ever cooked ham in a bag and it was truly excellent. I did not cook it for 2 hrs at 350, I slow roasted it at 200 for about 6 hours and the flavor went all though the ham. I was afraid it could be dry because of the length of time slow roasting but it was not. I also had marinated the ham in the bag with all the ingrediants over nite prior to baking. Again, it turned out great. - 05 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Mmmmmmm!!!! This is the first ham I've ever made, and I made it for Christmas dinner, along with scalloped potatoes, baked dill carrots, corn pudding, rolls, and salad. It was just myself, my brother, and my dad, but we all thought this was the best ham ever! It was cheaper than a fancy store bought ham, and tasted better. In addition to looking gorgeous, it was sooooo sweet and tender, it was falling apart. The glaze is also really simple to prepare. The only problem I had is I kept making holes in the oven bag when I was cutting the diamonds into the unbaked ham, so I'd recommend doing that BEFORE putting it in the bag (I thought I'd save some dishes), and be careful with the toothpicks not puncturing the bag when you put on the pineapple! Also, buy the biggest oven bag you can find. Our ham took about 45 minutes longer to bake than the recipe said, and it was also 10 pounds. I think it's important to use an oven bag because it keeps the ham nice and moist. The glaze didn't reduce like I thought it would, but I put it in a bowl in the refrigerator then took off all the solidified ham fat (eww!) on the surface and it was a great sauce! This is definitely a repeat, thanks for the recipe! I've wanted to have a ham like this since I was a little girl... - 30 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Wow, I made this recipe today and have NEVER heard anyone rave about how juicy a ham was until today. I used an 8-lb. butt portion, and scaled the recipe to 18 servings. I placed the dressed up ham in the bag with the juices the night before and just took it out the next day an hour before oven time. I baked it at 325 degrees until it reached 160, about two and a half hours. I let it sit for about 15-20 minutes in the bag while I finished the sides. I basted it twice during baking, but didn't need to. Tip: prepare the ham, i.e., score, pineapples, cherries, etc. Then place the empty bag in a pan, and then put the ham in the bag, and pour juices over. Once the ham is in the bag, you can't move it without the toothpicks piercing it! This ham needs no sauces to cover it ... it stands on it's own, and that opinion was unanimous. Try this, it's terrific and easy cleanup is a bonus. Thanks! - 25 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)