Try this delicious recipe and make a real difference from the traditional. The ham basting sauce is made with champagne, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and dry mustard.
Ingredients (15 to 20 servings)
Â• 1 (9 -pound) boneless ham.
Â• 1 (1-pound) box light brown sugar.
Â• 2 (4 /5 quart) bottles extra dry champagne.
Â• 3 tablespoons honey.
Â• 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger.
Â• 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard.
Score ham and place ham on rack in baking pan. Cover top with 1 cup brown sugar and pour over 1 bottle champagne over ham.
Bake at 25 degrees F. 2 hours.
Combine remaining bottle champagne, remaining brown sugar, honey, ginger, and mustard and bring to rolling boil in saucepan. Llower heat and simmer while basting ham every 15 minutes until done.
Garnish with pineapple slices and spiced apples, if desired.