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, 0g 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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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ShannonMLeger 253155
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

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

pattibourey 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 468
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

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

tt2b123 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 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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