All Hams on Deck for a Pig-Party Primer
If your family simply adores ham at holiday time but you hate to pay high prices for a spiral-sliced sow, why not opt for a cheaper version and do it yourself? Buy a nice, big bone-in half ham from your favorite butcher. Although the ham is already cooked, you'll need to heat it thoroughly before serving.
Before heating, use a serrated knife to score the ham's surface in a diagonal pattern. These shallow cuts will allow your glaze to penetrate into the meat. Arrange the ham in a roasting pan and heat according to the package's weight chart. Stir together honey and Dijon mustard, apricot preserves and orange juice or your own simple glaze and brush it all over the ham about 45 minutes before it's ready.
Remove the ham from the oven and allow it to rest for about half an hour before carving.