Apricot-Glazed Ham Recipe
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Apricot-Glazed Ham Recipe

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In Fairland, Oklahoma, Galelah Dowell glazes a bone-in ham with apricot jam to give it an attractive look and delicious flavor. It's the star of a special Sunday supper and yields lots of extra ham for made-in-minutes meals later in the week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:18-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 18-20 servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ground mustard
  • Whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 233 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 926mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0g fiber), 17g protein .


  1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Combine brown sugar and mustard; rub over surface of ham. Insert a clove in the center of each diamond.
  2. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour. Spoon preserves over ham. Bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through. Yield: 18-20 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Glazed Ham in Quick Cooking December 2000, p16

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rllewis7 28605
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"I used this glaze for a spiral ham. The sweetness of the apricot and brown sugar pairs well with the saltiness of the ham."

cbenne12 32671
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This is one of my husbands favorites! The left-overs can be used for a ton of other recipes, too!!"

CocoLyn 28604
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"I made this last week for the first Easter dinner I have ever hosted. It was easy and delicious!! My family raved! I will definitely be making this again!"

flkeyspam 203880
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Best ham we have ever had the whole family loves it"

bloocat68 82304
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"I make this recipe at least once a month. very good! The only way I make ham now."

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