Monday, March 30, 2015

Tasty Tuesday Best Ever 3 Ingredient Baked Ham & Recipe Link Up

Hi friends and welcome to Tasty Tuesday!  Thanks for coming by!

I know this is probably sad to admit, and I'm probably really flying my "dork flag" high here-but it won't be the first time.  I have never been as excited to share a recipe with you as I am today.  

My mother is known for many things, but this ham is one of the things that tops that list.  If anyone has surgery in her church, loses a loved one, or is just having a hard time, my mother will undoubtedly show up on their door step with this ham.  I would not be lying or exaggerating in the slightest when I say it is funny the number of times someone has said to her, I need to get sick or have surgery to get another one of your hams.  Local restaurants have borrowed this recipe for catering often.  People will even call her and ask if they can pay her to make one of her famous hams for an event or family gathering. It's a running family joke though for how easy it is.
The recipe technically began with her mother, my grandmother, and she was equally as famous as my mom is for it.  Little do people know it takes a mere 3 ingredients and no time at all to prepare.  We had this ham growing up all the time for the simple fact that it was so easy.  As we approach Easter and everyone is getting ready for Easter dinner, I cannot recommend this ham enough!

Here's what you'll need…
1 butt portion of ham (size will depend on how many people you need to feed)
Mustard
Brown sugar

Begin by placing the ham in a baking dish and covering the ham, not the dish, in foil.

Bake in a 325 degree oven for 3-4 hours depending on what size of ham.
Remove from oven and disgard foil.  Now for the glaze-this step's measurements have been "eye-balled" for longer than I've been alive so trying to pin down some rough measurements from my mom was a challenge.  However, we're going with about a cup of brown sugar.  Add enough mustard to make a consistency that looks like Elmer's glue.  (I'm not joking guys-that is exactly how it has been described my entire life.  Stir til it looks like Elmer's glue.  Just go with it.)


Pour this on the top of the ham where it will easily "fall" on both sides.  

Now put this back in the oven, uncovered, and turn off the oven.  (Don't turn it off until you put it in the oven)  Set the timer for 10 minutes and get ready to devour.

This could not be easier or more delicious.  As a kid, I loved the glaze and my mom would make an extra small "dipping bowl" on special occasions for my sister and I.  

 


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32 comments:

  1. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen, Happy Easter to you as well!

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  2. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a great party! I really appreciate it. Please take a moment to stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would love to party with you twice this week.
    Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by Kimberly! Happy Easter

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Creamy Potato Pie! I hope you have a great Easter :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing it Kyra! Happy Easter!

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  4. Yum! It wasn't until the last few years that my family started introducing ham into our holiday dinner menu, I have to remember this one come Thanksgiving! (We're doing a BBQ for Easter.) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you try it and love it Sara! Happy Easter and enjoy your BBQ!!!

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  5. Thanks for hosting Tasty Tuesday! I CAN NOT WAIT to try your Ham recipe this weekend!!! I'm so glad you shared. Have a wonderful Easter!

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    1. I hope your family loves the ham! Happy Easter!

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  6. Oh My ! That ham looks amazing!! :) Thanks for hosting another fun party

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    1. Thanks for coming by! Happy Easter friend!

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  7. Your ham recipe looks delicious and perfect for Easter! Thanks for the fun party and hope you have a Happy Easter!

    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Heather! Happy Easter!

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  8. that ham looks freakin' delicious! pinning it and will absolutely be trying it one of these holidays! Thanks for hosting another fun link up party! Happy Easter!

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    1. I hope you love it Amanda! Happy Easter!

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  9. Yum! Ham looks great! Thanks for hosting! Would love for you to link up at Tickle My Tastebuds!

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy! I am adding your link up to my list to join! Happy Easter!

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  10. I will have to try that. I usually use brown sugar and vinegar or either brown sugar and the juices from a can of peaches.

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    1. That sounds delicious also Betty!! Happy Easter!

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  11. I've never tried baked ham but I'd love to one day :) Thanks for sharing your post on the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! xx

    Erika

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    1. It could not be easier Erika, and you get amazing sandwiches off of it with leftovers!! Happy Easter!

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  12. Sounds yum. May I know what mustard do you use? Dijon or english mustard?

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    1. Michelle, just use regular old yellow mustard! Same stuff you'd put on a hot dog! Happy Easter!

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  13. Your recipe is so simple and I love that!

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    1. It is so simple for such a delicious and impressive result!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks so much for the fun party Miz Helen!

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  15. Oh my that ham looks delicious! I will be back for more! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Letetia!

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  16. I am wondering if this could be made ahead, and just reheated (or sliced and then reheated). Is it just as good the next day?
    Thanks!

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    1. Susan, I'm sorry I'm just now responding to this! You absolutely can make this ahead of time, we have done this often. I will say it is absolute best fresh out of the oven, but it's good reheated also! My recommendation for that would be to go ahead and slice it hot. Then when you're ready to reheat it sprinkle a few drops of water in the dish so the ham doesn't dry out, then cover the dish in foil. Hope this helps! Also-this makes the BEST cold ham sandwiches of your life!

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