Spice-Rubbed Cured Ham with Apple-Maple Sauce

Not sure how to make a ham? Try this 20-minute recipe. The maple syrup and mustard sauce is simple and delicious.

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Spice-Rubbed Cured Ham with Apple-Maple Sauce
Makes: 8 to 10  servings
Serving size: 4 ounce Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 3 hrs 50 mins


  • Olive oil, for pan
  • 1 8 - 10 pound  fully cooked shank end bone-in ham
  • 6 tablespoons  firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons  minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons  ground cumin
  • 1 cup  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup  apple cider
  • 1/2 cup  maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly oil a shallow baking pan. Place ham, cut side down, on prepared pan and let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Whisk together sugar, garlic, and cumin until combined well. Score skin of ham in a crosshatch pattern and rub with spice mixture.

2. Bake in middle of oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of ham (without touching bone) registers 140 degree F, about 2-1/2 hours. Cover ham loosely with foil and let stand while making sauce.

3. Whisk together mustard, cider, and maple syrup in a bowl, salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a gravy boat.

4. Carve ham into 1/8-inch-thick slices and serve with sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)310,
  • Fat, total(g)11,
  • chol.(mg)67,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)22,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)26,
  • sodium(mg)2284,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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