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Ham with Cherry Sauce


  • 1/2 fully cooked bone-in ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) cherry preserves
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds


  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the preserves, vinegar, corn syrup, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in almonds. Serve with ham.

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Average Rating: 4.8
  • BeckyJCarver
    Aug 12, 2019
    I found this recipe in the magazine in the 90s
  • mamsey84
    Dec 24, 2010

    We used this recipe for years at our rural hospital/nursing home and a few employees have pulled it out to use again this year at home. It's great.

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