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Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce Recipe

Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce Recipe

This showstopping entree will have everyone coming back for more. It’s a simple treatment that lends an appealing sweet-tart flavor to tender ham. Sherry Thompson - Seneca, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 20 min. + standing YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (6 pounds)
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice


  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Bake, uncovered, 2 hours.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine preserves, vinegar, brown sugar, water and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3. Pour 3/4 cup sauce mixture over the ham. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked ham with about 1-1/2 tablespoons glaze equals 269 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,570 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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