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Baked Picnic Ham or Shoulder

Thom Hackett

Servings: 8


Baked Picnic Ham

This recipe makes a very tasty ham or shoulder beaming with juices.  It is a favorite of everyone who tries it.


8 pounds or so, picnic ham or shoulder, whole

1 cup brown sugar, packed, tightly
2 teaspoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons pineapple juice

Cooking Method

Place ham in a large pot with enough cold water to cover ham. 

  1. Bring water to a boil and boil for 1 hours to remove excess salt.

  2. Drain ham and remove rind from meat.

  3. Bake at 325-350 F for 2 hours.


  1. Prepare glaze by mixing the brown sugar, dry mustard, all-purpose flour, and pineapple juice and mix well. 

  2. Increase oven temperature to 425 F. 

  3. Spread glaze over ham. 

  4. Bake 15-20 minutes basting once or twice with glaze.

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