Ham with Apricots Recipe
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Ham with Apricots Recipe

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"A very good friend made this special main dish when I visited for dinner," writes Nancy King of Greenfield, Indiana. "I really like the spiced fruit glaze."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves
  • 1 ham slice (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 225 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 979mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Drain apricots, reserving 1 cup syrup; set aside. Cut apricots in half; set aside. Score edges of ham; place in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg; stir in vinegar and reserved syrup until smooth. Pour over ham. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 3-1/2 minutes. Turn ham; arrange apricots on top. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 6-8 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Let stand for 2 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Ham with Apricots in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p51

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 70006
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Very Good and easy."

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