Cherry Glazed Ham
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4.84 from 6 votes

Cherry Glazed Ham

This perfect holiday ham is oozing with lush fruit thanks to a cherry spiced glaze
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter, Thanksgiving
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 10
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • Nonstick spray
  • 1 5-pound boneless ready-to-eat ham
  • 1/2 cup water or white wine
  • 1 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish creamy
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray.
  • Score the top and sides of the ham with a small sharp knife in a crisscross pattern. Put the ham in the pan, pour 1/2 cup water or white wine into the bottom of the pan and bake, covered loosely with a tent of foil, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • To make the glaze, combine the preserves, horseradish, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, salt, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Transfer the cherry mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the glaze is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the lemon zest.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and brush the top with 1/4 cup of the glaze. Bake, uncovered, until the ham is hot and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 140 degrees F, about 20 minutes longer. Remove the ham from the oven to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Arrange the sliced ham on a serving platter and serve with the reserved glaze.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1794mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg