Paula Deen's recipe for old-fashioned holiday ham has a rating of five stars out of five stars from users on FoodNetwork.com. This recipe takes about two hours to complete; an hour and a half of that time is for preparation.
Preheat the oven as directed on the package of spiral ham, and follow the directions for baking the meat. Remove the ham from the oven 30 minutes before the designated time. Arrange pineapple from a 20-ounce can of pineapple rings decoratively on the ham. If using cloves, secure the pineapples with the cloves, but if not, use toothpicks. Place maraschino cherries in the center of each ring and secure them with cloves or toothpicks.
In a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of mustard and add a small amount of pineapple juice from the can of pineapple rings in order to make a glaze. Spread the glaze over the ham and bake the ham for 30 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and carve before serving. This holiday ham pairs well with pinot noir, which is a spicy, rich wine that comes from either France or western states such as California or Oregon.