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Holiday Baked Ham

 Holiday Baked Ham
Nothing is better at the holidays than a delicious ham baking in the oven. The preserves mixture will be sure to please all of your guests.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours


  • 1 fully cooked smoked half ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting
  • pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in. deep
  • cuts in a diamond pattern; insert a clove in each diamond. Bake,
  • uncovered, 1-1/4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine preserves, butter and
  • mustard; heat through. Remove ham from oven. Spoon preserves mixture
  • over ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until a
  • thermometer reads 140°. Yield: 16 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer