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Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe

Ham with Maple Gravy Recipe

Watch out when you make this dish, because the delicious aroma that comes from this ham gravy will be sure to create some big appetites. —Sue Ward, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (6 pounds)
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices


  • 1. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Combine 1/2 cup maple syrup and mustard; pour over ham. Pour apple juice into the roasting pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting frequently.
  • 2. Remove ham and keep warm. Transfer the pan juices to a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • 3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples and remaining maple syrup. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slice ham; serve with apples and gravy. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 2036mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"This is good, but I always make red eye gravy ."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"To use ground mustard, not prepared mustard....there's a difference."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"I only made the ham, not the gravy, but the ham was excellent!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I really like this recipe. I was looking for something to go with squash and came upon this. It's actually really simple. I really hate mustard, so I just left it out of the recipe and it still turning out great!"

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