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Contest-Winning Holiday Glazed Ham

I like to serve this juicy, mouthwatering Thanksgiving ham with mashed potatoes and colorful vegetables. The apricot glaze is delicious, and the pineapple and cloves assure a truly lovely presentation. —Diane Freeman, Falkland, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless fully cooked ham (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Maraschino cherries

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 hours.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, preserves, mustard and allspice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Spoon half the glaze over ham. Secure pineapple slices and cherries on top and sides of ham with toothpicks.
  • Bake 30-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°, basting twice with remaining glaze.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces ham: 248 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1774mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.

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