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Cherry Almond Ham Glaze

 Cherry Almond Ham Glaze
I came across this recipe looking for an alternative to traditional sauces for holiday meats. Mostly, I serve it with holiday ham, and it goes over well—probably because it is such a change of taste. But the glaze should be fine with almost any meat...and its cheesy color would add a festive touch to the table! Our life's busy. In addition to being a farm records analyst, my husband's a
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except almonds and water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the almonds.
  • About 15 minutes before ham is done, spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup glaze over
  • ham. Repeat if desired.
  • Stir water into remaining glaze; heat through and serve with ham.
  • Yield: about 1-1/2 cups glaze.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 98 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.