Cherry-Glazed Ham

Slightly tangy cherry sauce adds a beautiful glaze to the ham. Served as an accompaniment sauce, it enhances the smoky flavor.

Serves: 12Prep: 15 minutesCook: 3 hours 15 minutesTotal: 3 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 fully cooked smoked bone-in ham (8 lbs.)
  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) cherry preserves


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Place ham in roasting pan; add water to 1/2" depth. Score ham by making 1/4" deep slashes 1" apart across surface of ham.
  • Tent ham with foil. Bake 2 1/2 hours or until interior temperature is at least 120°F when checked with a meat thermometer. Add a little water if pan runs dry.
  • Meanwhile, in small saucepan, mix vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and cloves. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cherry preserves.
  • When ham has reached interior temperature, spoon and spread 1/4 cup of the glaze/sauce over the top of the ham. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until interior temperature is at least 140°F. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with remaining cherry sauce.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.