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- 1 (12 pound) bone-in ham, rump portion
- 1/2 cup whole cloves
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 cups water, or as needed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place ham in a roasting pan, and press whole cloves into the top at 1 to 2 inch intervals. Pack the top with a layer of brown sugar. Pour enough water into the bottom of the roasting pan to come to a 1 inch depth. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil or a lid.
Bake for 4 1/2 to 5 hours in the preheated oven (about 22 minutes per pound), or until the internal temperature of the ham has reached 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Make sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone. Let stand for about 20 minutes before carving.