The custom of serving ham at Easter goes back as far as William the Conquerer. Some believe that ham became traditional because the pig is a symbol of prosperity in many cultures. Ingredients: 1 7 to 8 pound fully cooked smoked ham 1 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard whole cloves How to Make Your Easter Ham Combine syrup, vinegar and mustard. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Pour about 1/2 cup mixture over ham and bake, uncovered, in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1-1/2 hours. Baste every 30 minutes with additional sauce. Remove ham from oven and score fat into diamond shapes. Insert a clove into each diamond. Bake ham an additional 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of meat registers 140 degrees. Let ham rest 15 minutes before carving. Makes 10 to 12 servings.