This recipe for Irresistible Spiced Apricot Mustard Glazed Ham will take your holiday glazed ham to epic proportions, and with hardly any effort.
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.
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;
- Pea and Farro Salad with Mint and Feta
- Fennel Onion Gratin
- Broccoli Cauliflower Vegetable Tots
- Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Carrots with Broccoli, Shallots, and Cashews
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?
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;
- Caramelized Onion and Leek Focaccia with Ham and Cheese
- Pretzel Pockets Stuffed with Ham and Asiago
- Monte Cristo Tortilla Roll-Ups
- Ham and Havarti Crescent Appetizers
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.
- 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.
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.
Or this Lentil Stew with Lemon and Sausage (a personal favorite of mine):
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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!
- 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.
Tools and equipment:
Roasting pan, medium bowl, chef's knife, spoon, aluminum foil, serving platter
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!
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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