Cranberry Glazed Ham Recipe
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Cranberry Glazed Ham Recipe

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That show-stopping entree you've been hoping for is right here, and it only takes five ingredients to make. The sweet and tangy cranberry glaze pairs beautifully with succulent ham. —Joni Peterson, Wichita, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 35 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (5 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 233 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1576mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, trace fiber), 28g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, syrup, vinegar and mustard. Set aside 1 cup mixture for sauce.
  2. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on a rack in prepared pan. Cover and bake 1 hour. Baste with some of the remaining cranberry mixture; bake 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting with additional mixture every 10 minutes. Heat reserved sauce; serve with ham. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Glazed Ham in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p36

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Best ham glaze i've tried!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I made this ham for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I will be repeating it for Christmas, and I can't wait."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"This was wonderful! Loved the cranberry flavor baked into the ham."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Made this for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Will make again for sure!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"First, my husband hates cranberries, but when I had this glaze on the ham, he said throw every other recipe away, this is excellent. I did not use the mustard, because I did not have any. It is very, very good."

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