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Maryland-Style Stuffed Baked Ham Recipe

Sunday, December 27, 2009

                                               Maryland-Style Stuffed Baked Ham Recipe

Maryland-Style Stuffed Baked Ham Recipe Ingredients

This is an attractive way to present the holiday ham. The green of the spinach contrasts
with the red of the ham making a handsomely appropriate dish for the Christmas table.
1 fully cooked ham (about 10 pounds)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped kale or collard greens
1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 cup chopped watercress
1/2 cup finely chopped celery tops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard powder

Maryland-Style Stuffed Baked Ham Recipe Cooking Procees

Whole fresh spinach leaves
Preheat oven to 325F (165C). Trim rind from ham. With a small paring knife, make
X-shaped cuts 2 inches deep and 1 inch apart, spacing cuts all over ham. Cook kale or
collard greens according to package directions. Cool. Squeeze out all excess water. In a
large bowl, combine greens, chopped spinach, onion, watercress, celery tops, salt and
pepper. Press greens mixture into ham cuts, packing in well. Place ham, fat-side up, in a
large shallow baking pan. Bake 2 hours. In a small bowl, blend honey, vinegar and
mustard powder. Brush over ham. Continue baking and brushing with remaining
honey mixture 30 minutes or until top of ham is richly glazed. To garnish, press fresh
spinach leaves into cuts containing cooked greens. Let stand 20 minutes before carving.
Makes about 12 servings Maryland-Style Stuffed Baked Ham Recipe.


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