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Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

 Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham
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
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon half of the glaze over ham. Secure pineapple slices and
  • cherries on top and sides of ham with toothpicks.
  • Bake 30-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting
  • twice with remaining glaze. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 5 ounces ham (calculated without cherries) equals 249 calories,

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Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,776 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer