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Apricot-Glazed Ham Recipe

Apricot-Glazed Ham Recipe

In Fairland, Oklahoma, Galelah Dowell glazes a bone-in ham with apricot jam to give it an attractive look and delicious flavor. It's the star of a special Sunday supper and yields lots of extra ham for made-in-minutes meals later in the week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:18-20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ground mustard
  • Whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves


  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Combine brown sugar and mustard; rub over surface of ham. Insert a clove in the center of each diamond.
  • 2. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour. Spoon preserves over ham. Bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through. Yield: 18-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 233 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 926mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 17g protein

Reviews for Apricot-Glazed Ham

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"I used this glaze for a spiral ham. The sweetness of the apricot and brown sugar pairs well with the saltiness of the ham."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This is one of my husbands favorites! The left-overs can be used for a ton of other recipes, too!!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"I made this last week for the first Easter Dinner I have ever hosted. It was easy and delicious!! My family raved! I will definitely be making this again!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Best ham we have ever had the whole family loves it"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"I make this recipe at least once a month. very good! The only way I make ham now."

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