I've tried a lot of ham glazes and most are just so-so brown sugar concoctions. This was really amazing! Great tang from the mustard and sweetness from the blackberry preserves (get the best you can find). I started thickening the reserved glaze portion right away, which was good, because it took quite a bit longer than 15 minutes to thicken up. I just reheated it before serving.
I made it for Easter this year (2013). Everybody loved it.
This was good, but not something I had to make myself stop eating, which is a must for 5 stars. Used all fruit seedless jam, though many jams vary drastically in flavor, so perhaps there is a better one for this application. I still like the idea of blackberry and mustard, so I'm thinking I'll try replacing the apple juice with tangerine and a bit of honey, and adding rosemary. Also may try throwing blackberries in the juicer and sweetening myself rather than using jam, because the mixture was too thick. Hard to baste and tended to cake up and over-caramelize rather than glaze the ham. All of that would make it more work, but this really needed some added complexity for me. Good potential though.
WoW! My hubby always brags about my cooking, but everyhting I make is just "good"....nothing more to say than it was good and "I'd eat it again"...this however, got rave reviews! He's still talking about it and I made it for Xmas Eve dinner! This was my first time making a ham like this and I have to say I'd pick this anyday over a turkey...soooo good and you CAN'T mess it up! I'm not even a huge ham fan and loved it!
I have made this recipe several times and have never been disappointed! Consistent basting really makes this ham wonderful!
Fantasic special ocassion ham - easy to make, also can be adapted to sugar-limited diets using sugarfree jam. Excellent!
Served this for a family get together and everyone LOVED it! I am not a Ham fan but I really enjoyed this.