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Glazed Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

Glazed Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

Every time I serve this delicious smoked ham with its festive cherry sauce, I hear rave reviews. The glaze adds an impressive, glossy shine and gives the ham especially nice flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours 20 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (about 10 pounds)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup cherry or cranberry juice
  • SAUCE:
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries, drained
  • 12 to 16 drops red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place ham on a rack in large roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3 hours.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in cherry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over ham. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Remove from the oven; keep warm.
  • 3. For cherry sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in apple juice and vinegar until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cherries and food coloring if desired; heat through. Serve with ham. Yield: 18 servings (4 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked ham with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 437 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 1,713 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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