Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
1 cup plum preserves
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (7-lb.) smoked fully cooked, bone-in ham
Garnishes: pineapple, kiwifruit, green onions, black sesame seeds
How to Make It
Stir together first 7 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until preserves are melted and mixture is blended. Pour half of plum preserve mixture into a microwave-safe bowl.
Trim excess fat on ham to 1/8-inch thickness. If desired, make long, shallow cuts (about 1/16-inch deep) over entire ham, forming diamond patterns. Place ham on a wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Brush ham with a portion of plum preserve mixture in saucepan.
Bake ham, uncovered, at 350° on lower oven rack 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting with remaining plum preserve mixture in saucepan every 30 minutes. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 140°, basting every 30 minutes. Let ham stand 15 minutes before slicing. Garnish, if desired.
Microwave plum preserve mixture in bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve ham with warm mixture.
We usually smoke a ham for Easter however I wanted to do something different this year. This was OUTSTANDING. I had a little trouble finding plum preserves but other than that this was easy and tasted great! Will definitely do again!
I made this recipe for Easter dinner for my family of 27 people. I used the sauce to glaze 2 10 lb hams, so there was none left over for serving. Next time I will double the recipe and use half for glazing, the other half to serve with the ham. The glazed ham was beautiful, but you couldn't taste much of the glaze on the outside of the ham. This sauce is so tasty it needs to be enjoyed in its natural state served with the baked ham. I made the recipe exactly as called for (no alterations or additions) - and it is awesome! A keeper! For formal or casual dinner. I dressed the ham platter with the pineapple, kiwi and scallions sprinkled with black sesame seeds - exactly as directed..... I heard many compliments on the presentation, and people actually took the pineapple and kiwi to enjoy with the ham. Also served the entire dinner as listed in "Easter Dinner in the Dining Room" - and received nonstop compliments - many asked for the recipes - a sign that they REALLY loved it!
OMG this recipe is FABULOUS!!! My guest went nuts over the sauce. I dressed the serving dish with kiwi, pineapple and red grapes....beautiful presentation! Definitely company worthy. I served with with pecan rice casserole and steamed brocolli. absolutely fantastic!
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