Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours


16 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering Thanksgiving ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious, and the pineapple and cloves assure a truly lovely presentation. —Diane Freeman, Falkland, British Columbia
Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, preserves, mustard and allspice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Spoon half the glaze over ham. Secure pineapple slices and cherries on top and sides of ham with toothpicks.
  4. Bake 30-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with remaining glaze.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces ham: 248 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1774mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.