Baked Ham with Apricot-Orange Glaze

November 30, 2022
Created by Chef Casey Bowthorpe
110 min
Serves 8-12
  • 1 spiraled ham, weighing 8-10 lbs.
  • 20-30 whole cloves
  • 2 cups orange juice fresh
  • 4 cups Gewurztraminer wine substitute chicken stock or Riesling
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2/3 cup apricot jam
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter

Stick the cloves into the ham throughout, spacing as evenly as possible. Place ham in a foil-lined baking dish and place in preheated oven.

To make the glaze, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the orange juice and wine to a simmer. Stir in the mustard and seasonings, then add the jam and the sugar and bring back to a simmer. Let simmer for about 8 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter.

Once ham has been baking about 20 minutes, drizzle or baste some of the glaze all over the exterior of the ham. Repeat every 10 minutes for 1 to 1½ hours or until the ham registers an internal temperature of 155°F. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving.