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Swedish: Mustard-Glazed Christmas Ham Recipe

Mustard-Glazed Christmas Ham – Swedish

(Senapsgriljerad Julskinka)



9-lb. corned ham
2 carrots, peeled
2 celery ribs
2 bay leaves
5 white peppercorns
2 yellow onions, peeled
18 cloves
1⁄2 cup mild Swedish mustard
2 egg yolks
6 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. fine bread crumbs


Place a ham in a large pot. Add carrots, celery ribs, bay leaves, peppercorns, and onions, each studded with 6 cloves. Cover with water, cover pot, and simmer over low heat, skimming occasionally, for 3 hours.

Remove ham from broth and place on a cutting board. Cut away and discard rind. Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine mustard, egg yolks, and honey in a bowl and mix well. Place ham, fat side up, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Glaze top of ham and bake for 25 minutes. Increase heat to 400° and cook, basting with glaze, for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until golden, 15 minutes. Cool, then slice. Serve with coarse mustard.


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