So, you've begun to thaw your ham, but you're still searching for that "perfect" recipe to make that ham delectable for your holiday guests.  Taste of Home can help using the unique flavor of cranberries.  It's like Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve all rolled into one delicious meal!  (and it's easy!)

INGREDIENTS

1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

1 boneless fully cooked ham (5 pounds)

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, syrup, vinegar and mustard. Set aside 1 cup mixture for sauce.

Line a shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on a rack in prepared pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Baste with some of the remaining cranberry mixture; bake 35-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting with additional mixture every 10 minutes. Heat reserved sauce; serve with ham.

Yield: 15 servings.