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
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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

6 ounces cooked ham equals 291 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1104 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g 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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

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

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

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

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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