Glazed Ham With Apricot

Try making the glazed ham with apricot for the Easter dinner in this festive season. There is a huge array of Easter dinner recipes but the most authentic one still remains the traditional Easter ham. Ham is still served as the centrepiece of the Easter dinner in most of the American families.

Glazed Ham


• One fully cooked smoked ham which is nearly 7 pounds. Smoked ham usually has reduced fat content which is quite healthy.

• Six ounce of dried apricot cut into halves

• Whole cloves two tablespoons

• Apricot jam or orange marmalade half cup

• Dijon mustard with seeds two tablespoons

Method of Preparation

Carefully remove the skin as well as the fat from the ham. Remember to keep just one eighth of the fat on the ham and remove the rest. Attach the apricots on the fat side of the ham with the cloves. Make sure to leave some gaps between the apricots.

Take a large roasting pan (almost 17 inch by 11 ½ inch) and pour one cup of water in it. Place the ham with the fat side up on the roasting pan. Use a foil to properly cover the pan. In the meanwhile make sure to keep the oven ready to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, bake the ham in the covered pan for two hours. While the ham is set to bake, it’s good to make the glaze ready.

For the glaze we have to heat marmalade and mustard in a saucepan on medium heat and bring it to boil. Once the ham is baked for nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes, remove the foil cover and make sure you brush out the glaze carefully all over the ham.

Baking the ham for another 35 to 40 minutes after this step with periodically brushing the glaze after every 10 to 15 minutes is crucial. Once done its time to shift the ham on a cutting board and allow it to stand for at least 20 minutes. This helps in easy slicing of the ham. Cut the ham into slices and serve it with the apricots that might have fallen on the pan while glazing.

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