Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.


10 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce)

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
The centerpiece of a beautiful spring family dinner. this golden ham with tangy jewel-toned cumberland sauce is impressive to serve. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa


  • 1/2 fully-cooked ham with bone (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup dried currants


  1. Remove skin from ham; score the surface with shallow diagonal cuts. Making diamond shapes. Mix brown sugar and mustard; rub into fat of ham. Insert a whole clove in center of each diamond. Place ham in a large roaster with a baking rack.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20-22 minutes per pound or until ham is heated through and thermometer reads 140°.
  3. For sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring often. Serve with ham.

Nutrition Facts

8 ounces ham with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 325 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1233mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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