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Ham with Orange-Apricot Sauce Recipe

Ham with Orange-Apricot Sauce Recipe

"I'm always taking dishes to buffets and I wanted to bring a great ham. I came up with this tasty recipe with a special sauce that everyone said was wonderful." Shirley Hewitt, Milwaukie, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked spiral-sliced ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons dried currants


  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the juice concentrate, sugar, apricots, water, cranberries and currants. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with ham. Yield: 15 servings (2-1/4 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces ham with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 384 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1,906 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Reviews for Ham with Orange-Apricot Sauce

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"The orange was definitely the dominant flavor. The sauce is beautiful with the dried cranberries and diced apricots (didn't add the currants). It was very sweet, which complemented the saltiness of the ham."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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