This recipe for Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham will take your glazed ham to epic proportions, and with hardly any effort.
The recipe for the spiced apricot mustard glaze will work well for all type of hams. The one I’m showing today is a 9-pound bone-in ham that isn’t sliced. I did score the top of the ham with a sharp butcher knife, in a diamond pattern, so that the glaze would seep into the cuts and flavor the interior of the meat.
The next time I’m making this recipe will be for New Year’s Day when my husband and I will be hosting an open house for his side of the family. For that occasion, I’ve purchased a spiral ham, and I plan on following the same recipe and steps (except for the scoring), and we’ll be serving the ham slices for sandwiches. I can hardly wait!
Here’s all you need to make Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham:
Place the ham in a baking dish and score the top of the ham with a sharp carving knife in diamond patterns, about 1″ deep. 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.
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.
When cooking a bone-in ham, I need to 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.
Or this Lentil Stew with Lemon and Sausage (a personal favorite of mine):
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Here’s the printable recipe card for the Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham. I know you’re going to love it as much as we do!
- 1 9 - 10 pound bone-in ham
- 1 jar 18 ounces apricot preserves
- ½ cup deli-style mustard
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1½ teaspoons ground cloves
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup orange or apple juice
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Score the top of the ham all over with ½" deep slices and place in a deep roasting pan.
In a medium bowl stir together the apricot preserves, mustard, ground ginger, cloves and maple syrup.
Spoon half of the glaze over top of the ham.
Pour the juice in the bottom of the pan.
Roast the ham in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
Remove the ham and slather on the remaining glaze.
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).
Remove the ham from the oven, cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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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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