How To Make Paula Deen's Christmas Ham Recipe

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I had planned on ham for Christmas and doing it my usual way with Coke.
Yes, family loves it this way. Ham cooked with Coke

Paula Deen Christmas Ham Recipe

1 butt end smoked ham, about 7 pounds
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cans crescent rolls
Egg wash

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the ham in a roasting pan and lightly score it with a sharp knife all around. Stir the mustard, marmalade and black pepper together in a small mixing bowl with a spoon. Slather the mustard mixture all over the outside of the ham, rubbing it into the scored meat. Bake the ham for 20 minutes then remove it from the oven.

Using 2 cans of crescent rolls, unroll the crescent dough but don't separate them into pieces. Press the perforated pieces together to keep the dough in its rectangular shape. Drape them over the ham pressing the dough edges together to cover the ham completely with the dough. Tuck any loose edges underneath the bottom of the ham in the roasting pan. Brush with egg wash.

Lay the last piece can of dough out on a cutting board and cut our some holiday shapes with cookie cutters. Holly leaves are nice. Arrange the dough leaves in a pretty bunch on the dough draped ham. Brush these shapes with egg wash.

Return the ham to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes until the ham is heated through and the crescent dough is cooked and browned.

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  1. I found this blog from a google search and I am so excited to try this out for Christmas this year! Let us know how yours turned out

  2. I tried the Christmas ham recipe....I had a problem - the cresent dough sled down the down the ham! How did you keep the dough from slipping down the ham and laying into the pan?

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  4. my dough slipped down the side of the ham. :( How did you keep your dough stuck to the ham??

  5. If you use toothpicks to hold the dough into place on top and intersperced, it works. Don't push them down all the way, leave the top of the toothpick poking out. Once the ham and topping has settled...say 15 minutes, you can pull the toothpicks out.

    Thanks for your comments! You're not the only ones that had that problem...oh no you're not.

    Take care, Donna
    a/k/a Suthrnjewl


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