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Spiced Apricot Glazed Ham

This irresistible Spiced Apricot Glazed Ham will take your holiday meal (or any meal for that matter) to epic proportions, and with hardly any effort.

A horizontal photo of a whole glazed ham on a platter with apple wedges and parsley for garnish.

This spiced apricot glaze will work well for all types of meat. The completed recipe I’m showing today is with a 9-pound, unsliced, bone-in ham.

I sliced the top of the ham in a diamond pattern with a sharp butcher knife so that the thick mustard glaze would flavor the interior of the meat and make for a pretty presentation.

Stuffed Biscuits with Ham and Egg (showcased in the featured video) is a great way to use leftover ham.

**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. OR click on the “jump to recipe” (found below) to be taken directly to the recipe.

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Overhead picture of an Apricot Glazed Ham with Mustard and a gravy boat in the background.

The ingredient list;

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed;

Why this spiced apricot glazed ham recipe works?

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. It’s THAT good!

The step-by-step instructions for making spiced apricot 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.
Vertical Title Text Image of a glazed ham with apples and a carving knife and fork.

Want recipes for leftover ham? Please click on the following titles:

Monte Cristo Tortilla Roll-Ups are a fried appetizer recipe and a fun new way to eat everyone’s favorite sweet and savory sandwich but in appetizer form!

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Whether you choose to serve these easy to make deviled Dijon ham and eggs for breakfast, brunch, appetizers, or a hearty snack, you just can’t go wrong! They’re utterly scrumptious no matter how, or when, you eat them!

A tray of deviled Dijon ham and eggs with chopped chives as a garnish with a pig salt shaker in the background.

“These Crunchy Crescent Ham & Havarti Appetizers will win rave reviews at any big game party. And with the use of everyone’s favorite store-bought crescent roll dough, they couldn’t be easier to make.”

Crescent Ham & Havarti Appetizers

  • Spiced Apricot Glazed Ham (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!

Closeup photo of a Spiced Apricot  Glazed Ham on a platter with an apple slice, kale, a carving fork and carving knife.

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 (pictured below)

“Comforting and delicious, this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham will convert even a pea hater, into a pea lover. Please, I beg of you “Give Peas A Chance!”

Two mugs of Split Pea Soup with a loaf of bread and two spoons.

Or this Lentil Stew with Lemon and Sausage (pictured below) is a personal favorite of mine!

“This is one of the many, many recipes I’ve been anxious to make from Melissa Clark’s cookbook “In The Kitchen With A Good Appetite”. It’s one of those page-turning books where just about every recipe you see has you mentally making your grocery list so you can be ready at a moment’s notice to whip up one of her creative and well thought out dishes in no time.” 

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

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Vertical title text closeup image of a spiced apricot glazed ham with apple wedges and a brown crust.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy glazed ham recipe.

5 from 6 votes
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.

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

It’s completely irresistible!! Find out for yourself!

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I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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Recipe Rating


Friday 28th of February 2020

Delicious and easy to follow recipe! The glaze is so yummy... especially loved it over mashed potatoes on my plate!


Friday 28th of February 2020

Oooh. I love the idea of the glaze over mashed potatoes. Thanks, Lisalia!

Sophie Heath

Friday 28th of February 2020

Delicious ham recipe! Super easy to make and made me feel like I can actually cook!


Friday 28th of February 2020

Awesome! You CAN do this Sophie! Anyone can! Enjoy!

Jennifer Banz

Friday 13th of December 2019

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!


Friday 13th of December 2019

My pleasure. You're welcome!


Friday 13th of December 2019

I must confess that I scooped up a little of this delish glaze to put on my green beans and carrots too! So good.


Friday 13th of December 2019

Smart girl, Marjory! :)


Saturday 30th of March 2019

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


Monday 1st of April 2019

My pleasure. Enjoy it!!