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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

4 ounce-weight: 557 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1852mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein

Reviews for Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce

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Worshipguy
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"I made this for Easter for something different. In the past, my mom's cooked the traditional ham with pineapple and marachino cherries. This was fantastic! Even while I was carving it, I couldn't keep the family from grabbing pieces and chowing down. Then, adding the cherry sauce just topped it all off. So delecious! I was told by my mom that she is never cooking a ham again!"

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Doris6833
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"This is the first dish I made my boyfriend and it became his favorite (even raved about it 2 days after the meal!)"

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Devonmama
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"I used 2 tbs amaretto & pureed the cherries.

Got raves from the guests."

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JFenrick
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"This was very yummy. I can't wait to make this for company! The cherry sauce really made it special."

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cookjan
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"We usually have our leg of lamb for Easter, but this year with the economy tried this ham recipe. Everyone loved it! The cherry sauce was wonderful too! A definate do again!"

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inline421
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"Champagne and Prosecco goes great with Easter Apps and dinner. If you're not a big drinker or have guests that don't partake, I recommend a sparkling juice such as Kristian Regale. They can be found at IKEA and come in a variety of flavors that are all delicious and healthy! Enjoy!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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