Baked Spring Ham with Apricot Glaze

Baked Spring Ham with Apricot Glaze

Baked Spring Ham with Apricot Glaze

Prep Time

240 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

24 people

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This caramelized brown sugar and apricot glazed ham is studded with whole cloves and will fill your kitchen with a wonderfully rich and spicy aroma.

Why Try? Feel good about serving your family an apricot glazed bone-in ham that’s fresh-from-the-oven and hand-carved instead of purchasing an expensive fully cooked, spiral-cut ham this season.

The apricot glaze adds a touch of sweetness that beautifully complements the rich ham flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 to 12 pound) uncooked, smoked, bone-in ham
  • 8 1/2 ounces apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Whole cloves

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 275°F.
  • 2 Line sheet pan with foil. Place ham on foil fat side up. Wrap well with a second piece of foil and bake 3 hours. Remove from oven.
  • 3 To prepare glaze, combine apricot jam, mustard, brown sugar, orange zest and orange juice; whisk to blend.
  • 4 Unwrap ham and, with a large sharp knife, trim away rind and all but 1/4-inch of fat. Score fat in diamond pattern, about 3/4-inches apart. Stud ham with whole cloves in decorative pattern.
  • 5 Spoon glaze over ham and bake, uncovered, an additional hour; basting every 15 minutes.
  • 6 Let rest on cutting board until ready to carve.

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