Apricot-Glazed Ham

Difficulty: 2/5
Time: 100 minutes


  • 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


If you’re looking for a unique holiday recipe that’s great for hosting, this apricot glazed ham recipe may be just what you’re looking for. The easy homemade ham glaze recipe included is a great way to add big flavor to your Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter dinner. The next time you cook for a large group, this recipe will for sure help you impress your friends and family!

Place ham on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F. oven for 1 1/4 hours or until meat thermometer registers 140 degrees F. (about 15-18 minutes per pound.)

For the glaze, in a small saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and cloves. Stir in apricot nectar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.

Brush ham with glaze. Continue baking 15-20 minutes more, brushing occasionally with glaze.

Serves 20