Ham with Bourbon Molasses Glaze

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1 12-14 pound smoked ham
whole cloves
1 cup bourbon
2 cups molasses
1 tbl peppercorns
1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Remove skin from ham, leaving 1/4 to 1/2-inch of fat on ham. Score the fat into diamond shapes and insert cloves in a decorative manner.
2. In a saucepan, bring bourbon, molasses, and peppercorns to a simmer, to cook off the alcohol -- be careful, the alcohol will flame a little. Allow to cool.
3. Put ham on a rack in a baking pan, add 1-inch of water, baste with the glaze and bake. Depending on weight of the ham, the time will vary. It will take approximately 20 minutes per pound. Bake for 3 hours covered and last 1/2 hour uncovered, basting every 20 minutes with glaze.


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