Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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There's nothing I'd rather serve for Easter dinner or another springtime occasion than succulent baked ham. My recipe features a rub that add flavor to a meat plus a delicious cherry sauce with a hint of almond. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Mix brown sugar, syrup and mustard; rub over ham and press into cuts. Bake, covered, until a thermometer reads 140°, 1-3/4 to 2 hours.
In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch, sugar and water until smooth. Add cherries; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and extract. Serve warm with ham. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ham with Cherry Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 339 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 1198mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.

  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern. Mix brown sugar, syrup and mustard; rub over ham and press into cuts. Bake, covered, until a thermometer reads 140°, 1-3/4 to 2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix cornstarch, sugar and water until smooth. Add cherries; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and extract. Serve warm with ham. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ham with Cherry Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p33

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Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 144728
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"I made this for Easter for something different. In the past, my mom's cooked the traditional ham with pineapple and marachino cherries. This was fantastic! Even while I was carving it, I couldn't keep the family from grabbing pieces and chowing down. Then, adding the cherry sauce just topped it all off. So delecious! I was told by my mom that she is never cooking a ham again!"

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Doris6833 User ID: 5104107 130109
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"This is the first dish I made my boyfriend and it became his favorite (even raved about it 2 days after the meal!)"

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Devonmama User ID: 2911167 151885
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"I used 2 tbs amaretto & pureed the cherries.

Got raves from the guests."

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JFenrick User ID: 1441711 146816
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"This was very yummy. I can't wait to make this for company! The cherry sauce really made it special."

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cookjan User ID: 1082472 65819
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"We usually have our leg of lamb for Easter, but this year with the economy tried this ham recipe. Everyone loved it! The cherry sauce was wonderful too! A definate do again!"

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inline421 User ID: 4038306 130275
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"Champagne and Prosecco goes great with Easter Apps and dinner. If you're not a big drinker or have guests that don't partake, I recommend a sparkling juice such as Kristian Regale. They can be found at IKEA and come in a variety of flavors that are all delicious and healthy! Enjoy!"

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