Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham

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This recipe for Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham will take your holiday glazed ham to epic proportions, and with hardly any effort.

Glazed Ham with Apricot Mustard

This spiced apricot mustard glaze will work well for all type of hams. The completed recipe I’m showing in the photos today is with a 9-pound bone-in ham that isn’t sliced.

I scored the top of the ham in a diamond pattern with a sharp butcher knife so that the thick mustard glaze would seep into the scoring and flavor the interior of the meat.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham is available near the end of this post. 

Overhead picture of an Apricot Glazed Ham with Mustard and a gravy boat in the background.
A Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham is an Easter holiday classic!

This glazed ham recipe is one of our absolute favorites! It feeds a crowd and is delicious for celebrating any multitude of occasions throughout the year.

I’ve made it for Christmas, New Year’s, and of course, I’ll be making it again for Easter.

Side dishes to serve alongside this spiced mustard glazed ham;

Can I make this apricot mustard glaze and use it for a spiral cut ham?

You can, and you should!!

Dispose of the little packet of ham glaze that comes with some brands of spiral cut hams (those are all preservatives and sugars) and make this easy ham glaze instead!

It’s quick, delicious, and everyone loves it!

Can this glaze be used on chicken or pork chops?

Of course!

You may also want to use it for fish or as a dipping sauce for breaded shrimp.

What are some recipes ideas for using leftover ham?

I have several, please click on the following titles for;

Vertical Title Text Image of a glazed ham with apples and a carving knife and fork.

The easy step-by-step instructions for making apricot mustard glazed ham;

  • Place the ham in a baking dish and score the top with a sharp carving knife in a diamond pattern, about 1″ deep. *Note – skip this step if using a spiral cut ham.
  • In a medium-size bowl stir together one jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves, ½ cup deli-style mustard, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1½ teaspoons ground cloves, and ¼ cup pure maple syrup.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Liberally spoon half of the glaze over the scored ham.
  • Pour ½ cup of orange or apple juice in the bottom of the roasting pan.

How to make Mustard Glazed Ham photo tutorial.

How to make Mustard Glazed Ham photo tutorial.

  • Roast the ham in a preheated 425-degree oven for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the ham and liberally spoon the remaining glaze over the ham.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350-degrees and return the ham to the oven for 45 more minutes. Cool slightly, slice and serve.

How to make Mustard Glazed Ham photo tutorial.

What to do with the leftover ham bone?

  • When cooking a bone-in ham, I suggest that you don’t throw the bone away after you’ve carved and served the ham.
  • Wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer for when you’re going to make bean or pea soup.
  • The ham bone will add extra flavor to your soup or stew.
  • Also, if you have any leftover ham, it’s always a good idea to freeze some and add it into the pot for extra meaty goodness like my Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham.
Two mugs of Split Pea Soup with a loaf of bread and two spoons.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Or this Lentil Stew with Lemon and Sausage (a personal favorite of mine):

Red Lentil Soup in a bowl with lemon slices and a spoon.
Lentil Stew with Lemon and Sausage

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Closeup photo of a Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe on a platter with an apple slice, kale, a carving fork and carving knife.
This Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham will be one of the best hams you’ve ever eaten!

Long title text collage image of ham with apples and kale on a platter.

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Glazed Ham with Apricot Mustard
Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
This recipe for Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham will take your glazed ham to epic proportions, and with hardly any effort.
Course: Entree, ham, Main Course
Cuisine: Holiday Ham
Keyword: apricot mustard glazed ham, mustard glazed ham
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 148 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 9 - 10 pound bone-in ham
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • ½ cup deli-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • teaspoons ground cloves
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup orange or apple juice
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees

  2. Score the top of the ham all over with ½" deep slices and place in a deep roasting pan.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together the apricot preserves, mustard, ground ginger, cloves and maple syrup.
  4. Spoon half of the glaze over top of the ham.
  5. Pour the juice in the bottom of the pan.
  6. Roast the ham in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  7. Remove the ham and slather on the remaining glaze.
  8. Reduce the oven heat to 350-degrees and return the ham to the oven to continue cooking for 45 minutes (cover with foil if the ham is browning too deeply).

  9. Remove the ham from the oven, cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Roasting pan, medium bowl, chef's knife, spoon, aluminum foil, serving platter

Nutrition Facts
Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 681mg30%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Closeup piece of Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe

I have a confession to make. Once I started eating this ham (for photo purposes only, mind you, LOL), I literally could not stop eating it.

It’s so flavorful and moist. It’s completely irresistible, which is why I named it Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham…because it truly is!

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  1. Great flavors here! Beautiful pictures too.

  2. eatingbyelaine

    Beautiful photography!

  3. wilhelmina

    5 stars
    I love these flavors!!! This will perfect as the centerpiece of a big Easter dinner!

  4. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this flavor combination. A perfect ham glaze for Easter or any holiday. Thanks for the great recipe.

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