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Apricot Baked Ham

Ham is a super choice for a holiday meal because once you put it in the oven, it practically takes care of itself until dinnertime. I serve it because everyone in my family loves it! The sugary crust makes the ham beautiful to serve. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
  • Makes
    10-14 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


  • Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine preserves and mustard; spread over ham. Pat brown sugar into apricot mixture.
  • Bake at 325° for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°.

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  • ShannonMLeger
    Aug 25, 2016

    We loved this glaze. My ham was juicy, delicious.....and this glaze really added to the flavour.

  • pattibourey
    Dec 22, 2013

    Love the glaze, I think I will make extra also next time so people can drizzle more on in their plates.

  • dcmalo55
    Mar 19, 2013

    yes,its a terrific holiday and any event recipe

  • tt2b123
    Apr 24, 2011

    The ground mustard really adds a kick to the glaze. I made extra and served it as a sauce.

  • PucciBaby
    Dec 25, 2009

    This ham was delicious. The glaze made the ham very flavorful and my house smelled great for the rest of the night :)