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Cherry Glazed Ham Recipe

Cherry Glazed Ham

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"Glazed with a sweet and spicy mixture of cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, this roasted ham will take center stage on your holiday table."

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  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven about 1-1/2 hours (or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F).
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine the cherry preserves, vinegar, corn syrup, and spices. Cook and stir until boiling. Reduce heat; simmer two minutes.
  3. Stir in almonds. Remove from heat. Put 3/4 cup of the glaze to the side.
  4. About 15 minutes before the ham is done, spoon some of the remaining glaze over the ham, basting occasionally. Remove from oven; place on a heated serving platter.
  5. Stir the water into the reserved 3/4-cup glaze; heat and serve along with the ham.
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Apr 14, 2009

Let me say, if I'm going to eat ham, I want to taste ham, not clove or pineapple or brown sugar ... just good ham. This glaze is awesome. I did not have any almonds, (don't think it would have added anything anyway), I used raspberry vinegar not red wine (what I had) and omitted the corn syrup (what that was for??). If this is too much "tampering" I'm sorry but this will now go on chickens, pork loin ... many things ... can't wait ... Thank you!!

Dec 24, 2007

This Glaze recipie is the most wonderful glaze I have ever tasted. I first used this recipe on Thanksgiving of 2007. Easy to prepare, and worth the taste. It will certainly make your ham the talk of the party.


19 Ratings

Jan 07, 2010

This made a deliciously sweet/spicy glaze that everyone in my family enjoyed for Christmas! No complaints at all!

Nov 27, 2009

Pretty good. I would like to have try and keep the crust from getting too crisp but the flavor was good anyway. Not too sweet which my guests enjoyed.

Nov 30, 2008

Pretty good, but I made the mistake of getting an uncooked ham and just putting the glaze on the last 15 minutes. The glaze didn't really add to the ham much at all.

Dec 30, 2010

A great recipe, I used Strawberry instead of cherry and I started glazing about 45 minutes before being done. I really wanted to infuse the ham with the flavor and it was Awesome!

Feb 09, 2012

Perfect! A holiday hit!

Nov 09, 2011

I've been using this glaze on my Christmas ham for the past 2 year and plan to use again this year. I made a few changes just because of personal preference. I omit cloves, slivered almonds and nutmeg. I add pineapple slices and maraschino cherries on the outside of the ham.


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  • Calories
  • 1235 kcal
  • 62%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 254 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 86 g
  • 132%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 84.7 g
  • 169%
  • Sodium
  • 5833 mg
  • 233%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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