Baked Ham Recipe With Fruit Glaze

Baked Ham Recipe With Fruit Glaze

This delicious baked ham recipe features a simple glaze made from peach, apricot or pineapple preserves, along with mustard and dried pepper flakes.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Take the ham out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour.
  2. Step 2

    Drain, rinse and pat dry the ham. Set the ham skin-side up on a cutting board.
  3. Step 3

    With a sharp paring knife, score the ham crossways at 2-inch intervals, making a diamond pattern. This will make it easier to remove the skin and excess fat later.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 325 F. Meanwhile mix up the ingredients for the glaze in a glass bowl and set it aside.
  5. Step 5

    Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil, and pour 2 cups of water into the pan.
  6. Step 6

    Set a roasting rack in the pan and place the ham, skin-side up, on the rack. Insert a probe thermometer into the deepest part of the ham, being careful not to hit the bone. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 3 hours or until the thermometer reads 120 F.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the ham from the oven, take out the thermometer, and with a pair of tongs pull the skin and excess fat off the ham. Leave about 1/4 inch of fat all around.
  8. Step 8

    Now generously brush the ham with the glaze so that it is thickly covered. Insert the probe thermometer in a different spot and return the ham to the oven. Bake for another hour or until the thermometer reads 140 F.
  9. Step 9

    Remove the ham from the oven and let it rest for about 30 minutes, then carve and serve. One 15-pound ham will serve 20 people, but even if you have fewer people, the leftovers are wonderful. For a different sort of glaze, you can use maple syrup or honey in Step 8 instead of preserves.