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Ham Again For Easter? Make It Simple!

by David Louis

I've been informed by my family (again) that it's not Easter Sunday without the traditional ham in the oven. I've baked a lot of Sunday hams using every recipe under the sun and the one they talk about is the year I didn't have any "fancy ingredients". It's by far the easiest, so that's what they're getting this year.

Years ago, we received a ham as a bonus from my wife's job. I didn't spend a lot of thought on it. I just made a regular yellow mustard and brown sugar paste, slathered it on, wrapped it in tin foil and tossed er' in the oven for 4 hours. It was incredible.

Aluminum foil

Bone in Whole Ham (12-15 lb)

Half cup yellow mustard

3/4 lb brown sugar

Cooking spray

Heat oven to 350. Remove the outer wrappings and trim excess fat from ham. Whisk brown sugar and mustard into a thick paste and coat ham. Spray baking pan and underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Tightly cover ham and bake for around 4 hours. Let ham sit for at least 30 minutes before carving.