Baked Ham in Champagne

Contributed By: Kay Davis


1 (9-pound) boneless ham
(1cup light brown sugar
1 bottle extra dry champagne
3 tablespoons honey
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard


Score ham and place on rack in baking pan. Cover top with 1/2 cup brown sugar and pour over 1/2 bottle champagne. Bake at 325 degrees F. 2 hours. Combine remaining ? bottle champagne, remaining brown sugar, honey, ginger, and mustard and bring to rolling boil in saucepan. Lower heat and simmer while basting ham every15 minutes until done. Garnish with pineapple slices and spiced apples, if desired.

Yield: 15 to 20 servings

Helpful Hints:

Cooks note: Use a disposable aluminum roasting pan. The basting ingredients form a very sticky crust on the bottom of the pan which takes way too much scrubbing to remove!

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