Cider Sweet Ham
3 lb Ham — whole, cured
4 cup Apple Cider — or apple juice
2 tsp Dry Mustard
1 cup Brown Sugar — packed
1 tsp Ground Cloves
2 cup Golden Seedless Raisins
Place ham with enough cider to cover into your crock pot and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours.
When finished cooking, cool, then make a paste of the brown sugar, mustard, cloves and one tablespoon of the hot cider. Remove outer skin from the ham (when applicable) and rub the ham with the paste.
Place ham into a deep aluminum baking pan, then pour in 1 cup of cooled cider from the crock pot and add the raisins. Cover and label, then place in freezer. Freeze for up to 6 months.
To use, defrost in refrigerator overnight, then bake in a preheated oven 45 minutes to one hour or just until the paste has turned to a glaze. The cider will have reduced enough to make a flavorful raisin sauce for the ham.
Note: Ham can be baked according to ‘after freezing’ directions without being frozen at all if you wish to serve it after cooking rather than freeze it.