Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples

YIELD: 12+ / TOTAL TIME: 2 hrs


• 8-10 pound spiral-cut smoked ham

• 3 granny smith apples

• 1/4 cup whole grain mustard

• 2 tablespoons dijon mustard

• 1/4 cup honey

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (or substitute cinnamon)

Directions:

To fit the standing ham in your oven, remove one oven rack and lower the other rack to the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set the spiral ham on top. Peel and core the apples, then slice into paper-thin rounds.

Tuck the apple slices between the slices of ham, skipping a row here and there, and spacing them out all the way around the ham. Once the ham gets too full of apples to hold its shape, turn the ham flat-side-down.

Whisk the mustards, honey, and cardamom together in a small bowl. Brush over the entire surface of the ham. Bake for 1 hour. Brush the pan juices over the ham, and bake for 1 more hour, until crispy on the outside. Brush the pan juices over the ham again before serving warm.