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Apple Cider-Glazed Ham

When I wanted to try something new with our holiday ham, I created this cider glaze. It's slightly sweet but still has the spicy flavor my family craves. —Rebecca LaWare, Hilton, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings (1 cup sauce)


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice


  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cider, honey, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the butter, chili powder and apple pie spice. Set aside 1 cup for serving.
  • Cook the remaining sauce until thickened; spoon over ham. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, 30-35 minutes longer. Warm reserved sauce; serve with ham
Nutrition Facts
6 ounces cooked ham: 261 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 877mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein.

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  • ojc0806
    Oct 17, 2018

    Not impressed with the glaze. Too much of a vinegar taste to it.

  • aug2295
    Dec 25, 2015

    I left out the Apple pie spice and cut the honey in half. Nice flavor but the glaze didn't thicken much.

  • smielke
    Feb 1, 2014

    Made this for the holidays and it was a hit with my father- in- law he kept asking what I cooked it with. I omit the chili powder and vinegar and used Hard cider & regular cider....Yummy

  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 6, 2014

    Such a great, easy recipe! Made this for Christmas & it was a hit!

  • sugarcrystal
    Jan 2, 2014

    I make a similar recipe, though I don't use the chili powder or vinegar. Setting aside extra sauce for serving is a great idea. The apple pie spice adds a nice touch.

  • rmdfish
    Jan 1, 2014

    Very Good! Easy to follow instructions! Made it for Christmas and making it again for New Years.

  • sparrow1986
    Dec 23, 2012

    Wonderful!! I cut back to only 1 tsp of Chili powder though...was very nice!! :D

  • rrnmr581
    Dec 19, 2012

    I intend to do this on our ham this Christmas. Sounds delicious. Couldn't the sauce be made the day before and then warmed up to coat the ham? Would be easier on the busy cooking day.

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    Apr 6, 2012


  • barbannmaxwell
    Mar 29, 2012

    we loved it so much we make it every other month