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A Christmas ham is a traditional dish associated with modern Christmas and historical Yule. The tradition is believed to have begun among the Germanic peoples as a tribute to Freyr, a god in Germanic paganism associated with boars (see Sonargöltr), harvest and fertility. (Wiki has it).
So this meal features on most tables on Christmas Day. It is cooked and served in many ways all around Australia, with many families adding their own secrets to the ham, making it a special aspect of a Christmas lunch or dinner.
(12 pounds) bone-in ham,
1/2 cup whole cloves
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups water, or as needed
1.Preheat the oven to a little bit above 300 degrees.
2.Put ham in a roasting pan, and press whole cloves into the top.
3.Pack the top with a layer of brown sugar.
4.Pour enough water into the bottom of the roasting pan to come to a 1 inch depth. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil or a lid.
5.Bake for 4 1/2 to 5 hours in the preheated oven (about 22 minutes per pound), or until the internal temperature of the ham has reached 160 degrees .
6. Make sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone. Let stand for about 20 minutes before carving.