Let ham sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours to bring to room temperature.
Position rack in lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 325°F/165°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet pan with foil and set a shallow rack on foil. Place ham on rack and cover loosely with foil.
Bake ham for about 12 minutes per pound or until the ham comes to 120°F/48°C.
Meanwhile, stir together the brown sugar and mustard and just enough orange juice to make a thick paste; set aside.
Remove ham from oven when it comes to temperature and discard top foil. Turn oven up to 375°F/190°C. Slash the fat in a diamond pattern and insert the cloves here and there. Slather every surface of the ham with the glaze, keeping the fat cap on top. Return to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the ham is sporting a well-caramelized shiny glaze. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes before carving. Ham may be served warm or at room temperature.
The manufacturer of your ham might have alternate suggestions as to the final temperature that the ham should be brought up to; please follow those recommendations.
Brown Sugar Baked Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.