Apricot Baked Ham Recipe
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Apricot Baked Ham Recipe

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Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:10-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 10-14 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 291 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g 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; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine preserves and mustard; spread over ham. Pat brown sugar into apricot mixture.
  2. Bake at 325° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°. Yield: 10-14 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Baked Ham in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p31

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ShannonMLeger User ID: 4216848 253155
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"We loved this glaze. My ham was juicy, delicious.....and this glaze really added to the flavour."

pattibourey User ID: 3847259 55
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Love the glaze, I think I will make extra also next time so people can drizzle more on in their plates."

dcmalo55 User ID: 6589000 468
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"yes,its a terrific holiday and any event recipe"

tt2b123 User ID: 1638440 416
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"The ground mustard really adds a kick to the glaze. I made extra and served it as a sauce."

PucciBaby User ID: 3099441 197
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"This ham was delicious. The glaze made the ham very flavorful and my house smelled great for the rest of the night :)"

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