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Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours 20 min. + standing


18 servings

This showstopping entree will have everyone coming back for more. It’s a simple treatment that lends an appealing sweet-tart flavor to tender ham. Sherry Thompson - Seneca, South Carolina
Ham with Spiced-Cherry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (6 pounds)
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice


  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. Bake, uncovered, 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine preserves, vinegar, brown sugar, water and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour 3/4 cup sauce mixture over the ham. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°. Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounce-weight: 269 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1570mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

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