Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe
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Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe

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Watch out when you make this dish, because the delicious aroma that comes from your kitchen will be sure to create some big appetites.
Recommended: Grandma's Best Suppers
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (6 pounds)
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 2036mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine 1/2 cup maple syrup and mustard; pour over ham. Pour apple juice into the roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting frequently.
  2. Remove ham and keep warm. Transfer the pan juices to a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples and remaining maple syrup. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slice ham; serve with apples and gravy. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Ham with Maple Gravy in Country Extra November 1998, p51

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meeska User ID: 7309404 264242
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"This is good, but I always make red eye gravy ."

mas4144 User ID: 6300876 202854
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"To use ground mustard, not prepared mustard....there's a difference."

pkh575 User ID: 2717293 31059
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"I only made the ham, not the gravy, but the ham was excellent!"

joy9585 User ID: 4562337 49121
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I really like this recipe. I was looking for something to go with squash and came upon this. It's actually really simple. I really hate mustard, so I just left it out of the recipe and it still turning out great!"

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