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Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Recipe

Apple Cider-Glazed Ham Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Apple Cider-Glazed Ham

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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."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Wonderful!! I cut back to only 1 tsp of Chili powder though...was very nice!! :D"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I intend to do this on our ham this Christmas. Sounds delicious. Couldn't the sauce be made the day before and then warmed up to coat the ham? Would be easier on the busy cooking day."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012


Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"we loved it so much we make it every other month"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I don't know what I did wrong, but I couldn't get the glaze to thicken up enough. I probably won't make this again."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"I made this for our Easter dinner and my husband raved about it! It is definately a dish I will make again!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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