Baked Spring Ham with Apricot Glaze

baked spring ham with apricot glaze
This caramelized brown sugar and apricot glazed ham is studded with whole cloves and will fill your kitchen with a wonderfully rich and spicy aroma.
  • Prep20 min |
  • Total4hr 20min |
  • Serves16

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 275°F.

Line sheet pan with foil. Place ham on foil fat side up. Wrap well with a second piece of foil and bake 3 hours.

Remove from oven.

To prepare glaze, combine apricot jam, mustard, brown sugar, orange zest and orange juice; whisk to blend.
Unwrap ham and with a large sharp knife, trim away rind and all but 1/4-inch of fat. Score fat in diamond pattern, about 3/4-inches apart. Stud ham with whole cloves in decorative pattern.

Spoon glaze over ham and bake, uncovered, an additional hour; basting every 15 minutes.

Let rest on cutting board until ready to carve.
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