Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Recipe
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Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Recipe

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When I wanted to try something new with our holiday ham, I created this cider glaze. It's slightly sweet but still has the spicy flavor my family craves. —Rebecca LaWare, Hilton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/2 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked ham: 261 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, trace fiber), 20g protein


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cider, honey, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the butter, chili powder and apple pie spice. Set aside 1 cup for serving.
  3. Cook the remaining sauce until thickened; spoon over ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Warm reserved sauce; serve with ham Yield: 10 servings (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Apple Cider-Glazed Ham in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2007, p48

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"I left out the Apple pie spice and cut the honey in half. Nice flavor but the glaze didn't thicken much."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Made this for the holidays and it was a hit with my father- in- law he kept asking what I cooked it with. I omit the chili powder and vinegar and used Hard cider & regular cider....Yummy"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Such a great, easy recipe! Made this for Christmas & it was a hit!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I make a similar recipe, though I don't use the chili powder or vinegar. Setting aside extra sauce for serving is a great idea. The apple pie spice adds a nice touch."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Very Good! Easy to follow instructions! Made it for Christmas and making it again for New Years."

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