Mimi always loves this time of year and loves cooking for her family. When this staple, Mimi’s Spring Ham, is on the menu, you know the flowers are in full bloom again. A bone-in ham is slowly baked and topped with a brown sugar-mustard-vinegar glaze with a pop of a secret ingredient — Dr Pepper®! She always prepares the best and with her signature Mimi’s Spring Ham, we are excited that spring has sprung! Let the good times blossom!

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  • 1 (15-18-pound) bone-in ham, fully-cooked
  • whole cloves, to taste
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 can Dr Pepper or Coca-Cola®
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –On a cutting board with a sharp knife, add the ham and score the surface in a diamond pattern with cuts about 1/8-inch-deep.

Step 3 –Add the cloves in the middle of each point of the diamond pattern on the ham.

Step 4 –In a large roasting pan with a rack, add the ham and tent it with aluminum foil.

Step 5 –Bake the ham for about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Step 6 –In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the brown sugar, the spicy brown mustard, the soda, and the apple cider vinegar and whisk to combine.

Step 7 –Cook the sauce mixture until it is bubbly, reduced, and slightly thicker, about 15 minutes.

Step 8 –Remove and discard the aluminum foil and with a pastry brush, evenly brush about half of the sauce mixture all over the ham.

Step 9 –Bake the ham until glossy, about 20 minutes, then reapply the sauce all over the ham.

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Step 10 –Repeat the basting every 20 minutes while the ham finishes baking, until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 45 minutes.

Step 11 –Transfer the glazed ham from the oven to a wire rack and let it rest in the pan before carving, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 12 –Transfer the glazed ham from the roasting pan to a clean cutting board and, using a sharp or electric knife, cut the ham into serving-size slices.

Step 13 –Serve.