Five Spice Plum-Glazed Ham

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours


20 servings

Updated: May. 20, 2023
Baked ham is one of my favorite dishes, and this plum-baked ham recipe adds something a little bit different to the classic. The plum goes really well with the ham and the Asian spices! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Five Spice Plum-Glazed Ham Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 2 cups plum jam
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern.
  2. In a large saucepan, stir together the remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Reserve half the mixture; keep warm. Pour remaining half over the ham. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140°, 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Baste occasionally with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if ham browns too quickly. Serve with remaining sauce mixture.

Plum-Glazed Ham Tips

What can you serve with five-spice plum-glazed ham?

This plum-glazed ham pairs wonderfully with classic sides such as honey garlic green beans as well as Asian-inspired dishes like our hearty Asian lettuce salad.

How do you cut a bone-in ham?

For starters, let your ham rest for about 20 minutes after cooking. We suggest using a long, thin knife and carving fork. Slice your ham on a large cutting board with enough space, at countertop height (not learning over the table in front of guests). Our step-by-step guide has more details for learning how to carve a ham like a pro.

How do you store plum-glazed ham?

Once cooked, keep any remaining ham in the fridge for up to 1 week, sealed well in storage containers. If you find yourself with leftovers, repurpose the ham with our 7-day meal plan!

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces ham: 227 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 958mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.