Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze Recipe
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Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze Recipe

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I have used this recipe for over 40 years and it is still a favorite of my family. My grandchildren love the sauce also on mashed potatoes.—Beverly Payne, El Sobrante, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy French salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces ham equals 341 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 2045 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place the ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar and salad dressing. Cover and microwave on high 30-60 seconds or until sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/4 cup over the ham.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining glaze. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p46

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"We eat this every year for Easter. It's fabulous!"

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