Baked Ham in Champagne

Baked Ham in Champagne

1 (9 lb.) boneless ham
1 lb. light brown sugar
2 bottles extra-dry champagne
3 tbl honey
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
(Optional: canned pineapple slices or spiced apples)

Score ham and place on rack in baking pan.

Cover top with 1 cup brown sugar and pour over 1 bottle champagne.

Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.

Combine remaining bottle champagne, remaining brown sugar, honey, ginger and mustard and bring to rolling boil in saucepan.

Lower heat and simmer while basting ham every 15 minutes until done.

Garnish with pineapple slices and spiced apples, if desired.


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