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
853
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
253mg
84%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
76g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Calcium, Ca
164mg
16%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
72µg
18%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
76mg
24%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
771mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
105µg
100%
Sodium, Na
272mg
18%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
12mg
100%

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.