Buried with Ham

Buried with Ham
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A common English custom is to hold a Funeral Tea at a nearby restaurant or the home of one of the mourners or relatives right after the service. Ham has been such a traditional component of Funeral Teas that it’s typical for mourners to ask if the deceased is "being buried with ham."

In the book Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs From Around the World learn how 75 different cultures from various countries and religions around the world use food in conjunction with death in ritualistic, symbolic, and even nutritious ways.

12
Servings
710
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 7 Pounds pork picnic shoulder, bone-in
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 Cup honey
  • 6 Ounces can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves

Directions

Place the ham in a large, deep bowl and add enough water to cover the ham. Add the sugar and stir. Cover with foil and soak at least 2 days in refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Completely line a roasting pan with heavy-duty foil. Drain the ham and set it in the pan. Uniformly stick the cloves in the ham. Pour the honey and the orange juice all over pork.

Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 6 to 7 hours or until done. Every hour, unwrap the ham and baste it with the honey mixture. When done, uncover the ham and bake at 450 degrees about 15 minutes to crisp the skin.

Ham Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
51%
Sugar
51g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
167mg
56%
Protein
50g
100%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
15µg
2%
Vitamin B12
2µg
25%
Vitamin B6
1mg
61%
Vitamin C
21mg
34%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.3%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.4%
Calcium
137mg
14%
Fiber
0.3g
1%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
61%
Phosphorus
576mg
82%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1231mg
35%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.4%
Sodium
232mg
10%
Sugars, added
47g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
39%

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