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Holiday Baked Ham

Nothing is better at the holidays than a delicious ham baking in the oven. The preserves mixture will be sure to please all of your guests.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 fully cooked smoked half ham (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a sharp knife, score surface of ham with 1/4-in.-deep cuts in a diamond pattern; insert a clove in each diamond. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine preserves, butter and mustard; heat through. Remove ham from oven. Spoon preserves mixture over ham. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked ham: 199 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 1788mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Mark
    Feb 17, 2019

    No comment left

  • Tanya
    Jan 20, 2018

    I didn't have apricot preserves on hand so I used peach which worked fine. The ham tasted good especially the hint of clove flavor near the edge.

  • jackieslist
    Jan 8, 2012

    It was very tasty and enjoyed by all. Next time, I will try a few deep cuts into the ham for marinade injection. Definitely will make this again.