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Apricot-Glazed Ham

Apricot-Glazed Ham

A simple glaze over ham makes for an easy special occasion meal.


  • 5 pound fully cooked whole boneless ham
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Place ham on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven for 1 1/4 hours or until meat thermometer registers 140 degrees F (about 15-18 minutes per pound.)
  2. For the glaze, in a small saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. Stir in apricot nectar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  4. Brush ham with glaze. Continue baking for 15-20 minutes more, brushing occasionally with glaze.

Serves 20 | 10 min prep | 90 min cook

Nutrition: Calories: 208 calories Protein: 25 grams Fat: 9 grams Sodium: 1572 milligrams Cholesterol: 64 milligrams Saturated Fat: 3 grams Carbohydrates: 6 grams Fiber: 0 grams

Recipe and photo credit: National Pork Board -

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