1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a roasting pan with foil.
2. Place ham on a rack in the pan, flat side down. Score fat in a diamond pattern and stud with whole cloves - you may need 70 to 80 cloves. Bake for 1hour, 20 minutes.
3. While ham is baking, make glaze. In a deep saucepan, stir together maple syrup, brown sugar, cider, mustard, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Bring to aboil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until liquid is reduced by about half and mixture is syrupy, about 11 to 14 minutes. If mixture bubbles up too much, reduce heat to medium low. Set aside.
4. After the ham has baked, drizzle half the glaze over the top of the ham. Bake 10 minutes, then spoon remaining glaze over ham and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 150 degrees.
5. To serve, let rest 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter. Garnish platter with fresh sage leaves and apple slices if desired, and carve tableside.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, March - April 2012