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Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

There's nothing I'd rather serve for Easter dinner or another springtime occasion than succulent baked ham. My recipe features a rub that add flavor to a meat plus a delicious cherry sauce with a hint of almond. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • 1. Place ham in a roasting pan. Score surface of ham with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes. Combine the brown sugar, syrup and mustard; rub over ham and press into cuts.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through.
  • 3. For cherry sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and extract. Serve with ham. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 557 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,852 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.