Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham Recipe
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Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham Recipe

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I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious, and the pineapple and cloves assure a truly lovely presentation. —Diane Freeman, Falkland, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 249 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1776mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, preserves, mustard and allspice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Spoon half of the glaze over ham. Secure pineapple slices and cherries on top and sides of ham with toothpicks.
  4. Bake 30-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with remaining glaze. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Glazed Ham in Country April/May 2009, p49

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Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244122
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"The glaze is wonderful on this ham, and easy to put together ahead of time for a holiday meal."

grghns User ID: 6975241 215924
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"I made this recipe last year and it was beyond a is now demanded. I literally am pulling my ham out of the over in less than 10 minutes and the house is filled with the sweet aromas and our belly's are growling."

RobbyC User ID: 5506582 99075
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"this looks wonderful and want to try it, I am curious as to what kind of ham you are using. I never see 6 lb boneless hams anywhere except in the deli. Is that what you are using?"

fuzzball5 User ID: 7704668 143923
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I made this before Easter so I would know how it would turn out and it was quite wonderful and loved preparing this ham. This will be our Easter Ham, thank you so much for this recipe!!!!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 165758
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"I changed up the preserves from apricot to orange marmalade mixed with pineapple jam I had on hand. Left off the sliced pineapple & cherries. Loved it and now make my ham this way every time."

gandgs5872 User ID: 5826756 113597
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"not enough tasre to it you have much better"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 123385
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"very easy and tasty"

stroedel User ID: 2619677 180634
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"This is the glaze I have been using for years. My husband raves to everyone about how great my ham is. I haven't even thought about making a different glaze since I found this recipe. It's sweet, but not overwhelming."

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