Baked Ham with Apricot Glaze
Easy Baked Ham Recipe
Regardless of the holiday or occasion, there’s always someone who asks if we’re serving baked ham. It’s a dish that brings comfort and satisfies all year long. We consider it one of our “evergreen” dishes because there’s always an occasion to eat ham. Best of all, the leftovers are perfect for breakfast, sandwiches, soups and so much more. From scrambled eggs dotted with chopped ham, to melty ham and cheese grilled sandwiches, there’s always an occasion for the leftovers. We now call it the “forever giving” dish and no one ever gets tired of it.
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Apricot Glaze Recipe
Our version is a family favorite because of the delicious apricot glaze. We opted out of adding honey and replace it with the more complex flavor for the sweetness with apricot glaze. The fruit flavors of the apricots really shine through and add such brightness and depth of flavor to the ham. If you have a tried and true honey baked ham family recipe, consider switching it up for one occasion for the apricot glaze. It’s always nice to have a variety of glazes and to have fun with different flavors.
diane and todd
Apricot Glazed Baked Ham
- 10 lb. (4.54 kg) boneless , fully cooked ham
- 1 cup (234 g) apricot jam
- 1/4 cup (55 g) brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) orange juice (or 1 orange juiced)
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) mustard (optional) or apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) Clove
- black pepper , to taste
- Remove ham from package and netting. If it’s been refrigerated, if possible let it sit out for about 1 hour to take a bit of the chill off. If ham is not pre-sliced, score the ham with shallow 1/2-inch/12mm criss-cross cuts.
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Lay ham cut side down on a baking dish and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Don’t let any steam enter or escape the foil so that the ham doesn’t dry out.
- Bake the ham for about 2 hours (12-14 minutes per pound, or per the package instructions).
- While the Ham Bakes - Make the Glaze: In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar glaze ingredients (apricot jam, brown sugar, orange juice, optional mustard, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper). Heat and whisk until brown sugar is dissolved and glaze is well combined.
- About 20 minutes before the ham is finished, brush the glaze over the ham. Increase oven to 425°F/220°C and place the ham back in the oven, uncovered.
- Finish baking until the ham is crispy on the outside and the internal temperature is at least 140°F/60°C.
- Optional serving: Combine the juices from the roasting pan and the remaining glaze in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Brush the glaze onto the ham when serving or serve alongside in a bowl for everyone to add as they like.
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