Holiday Glazed Ham

Make your traditional baked ham for Easter dinner with a new sweet glaze. This recipe gives you a choice of plum, maple-pecan, or cranberry.


Holiday Glazed Ham

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Ingredients
  • 1  4 - 6  pound 
    cooked boneless ham
  •  
    Five-Spice Plum Glaze, Maple-Pecan Glaze, or Cranberry Glaze (see below)
Five-Spice Plum Glaze
  • 1   cup 
    plum jam
  • 1   tablespoon 
    cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    five-spice powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    cayenne
  • 2   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
  • 1   tablespoon 
    cider vinegar

Cranberry Glaze
  • 1  12  ounce can 
    frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3   tablespoons 
    Dijon-style mustard
  • 2   tablespoons 
    brown sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    lemon juice
  • 4   teaspoons 
    cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cloves

Maple-Pecan Glaze
  • 1   cup 
    maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  • 1   cup 
    orange marmalade
  • 1   tablespoon 
    margarine or butter
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped pecans, toasted

Directions
1.
Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. If desired, use a paring knife to score top of ham in a diamond pattern, making cuts 1/4 inch deep. Insert a meat thermometer. Bake in a 325 degree F. oven for 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 140 degrees F. and ham is heated through. During the last 15 minutes of baking, brush ham with Five-Spice Plum Glaze, Maple-Pecan Glaze, or Cranberry Glaze. Heat any remaining glaze and pass with the ham. Serve with buttered new potatoes, steamed baby carrots, and steamed green beans, if desired. Makes 16 to 24 servings.
Five-Spice Plum Glaze
1.
In a small saucepan combine plum jam, cornstarch, five-spice powder, and pepper. Stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

Cranberry Glaze
1.
In a small saucepan combine cranberry juice concentrate, mustard, brown sugar, lemon juice cornstarch and cloves. Cook and stir mixture until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.

Maple-Pecan Glaze
1.
In a small saucepan combine maple syrup and orange marmalade. Heat and stir until bubbly. Whisk in margarine or butter until smooth. Stir in pecans.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 211, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 54, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 15, pro. (g) 25, vit. C (mg) 23, sodium (mg) 1423, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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