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Plum-Glazed Gingered Ham

Our Test Kitchen home economists created a slightly sweet ham glaze that gets a little kick from ginger and mustard.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    8-10 servings (2 cups gravy)


  • 2 jars (12 to 13 ounces each) plum preserves or preserves of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided


  • For glaze, combine the first six ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; set aside. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep. Spoon half of the glaze over ham. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Remove drippings from pan and set aside. Return ham to pan. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with remaining glaze.
  • Skim fat from ham drippings. In a saucepan, combine flour and 1/4 cup water until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup drippings and remaining water (discard any remaining drippings). Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

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