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6 pounds boneless applewood low sodium smoked ham
1/4 cup pineapple orange juice, reduced (6 ounce can of pineapple orange juice)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon dry mustard, optional
10 — 15 whole cloves
Heat ham according to package directions. Remove ham from the oven 30 minutes before it is done. Score ham with a sharp knife in diamond pattern 1/4 inch deep, about 1 inch apart. Stick a clove in the center of each diamond.
Combine 1/4 cup reduced juice with brown sugar, ground cloves and mustard, if using. Mix well and brush over the outside of the ham. Continue baking the ham for 30 minutes, basting frequently. Let the ham stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
Pineapple Glaze Sauce
One 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple (in its own juice)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground clove
In a non-stick skillet, add crushed pineapple and clove, stirring. Heat to a boil. Reduce liquid slightly. Place in a small, warm serving bowl and spoon over sliced ham.
— Calories: 145
— Fat: 3.5 grams
— Saturated fat: 2.3 grams
— Cholesterol: 52 milligrams
— Sodium: 779.7 milligrams
— Carbohydrates: 5 grams
— Fiber: 0 grams
— Sugar: 5 grams
— Protein: 16 grams
B.Smith is the author of "B. Smith's Entertaining and Cooking for Friends" and "Rituals of Celebrations." Her diabetes-friendly recipes can be found at www.JourneyForControl.com. Her television show "B. Smith With Style" can be viewed on TV One.