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Molasses-Coffee Glazed Ham

Yield 10 to 12 servings


  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brewed strong coffee
  • 1 (8- to 9-pound) bone-in, fully cooked smoked ham half

How to Make It

  1. Stir together the first 7 ingredients until blended. Then reserve 1 cup molasses-coffee sauce in a small bowl; set the reserved sauce aside.

  2. Trim ham, and, if desired, score in a diamond pattern. Place ham in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour remaining molasses-coffee sauce evenly over ham.

  3. Bake, on lower rack, at 350° for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 140°, basting with sauce in pan every 15 minutes. Cover loosely with lightly greased aluminum foil the last 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.

  4. Remove ham from baking pan; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Heat reserved molasses-coffee sauce, and serve with ham.

  5. Molasses-Coffee Glazed Turkey Breast: Substitute 1 (5- to 5 1/2-pound) bone-in turkey breast with skin for ham. Place turkey in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch pan. Proceed as directed, covering loosely with aluminum foil before baking. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; uncover and bake 1 to 1 1/2 more hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 170°, basting with molasses-coffee sauce every 15 minutes. Serve with warm reserved molasses-coffee sauce. Makes 10 to 12 servings.